Episode of admitted patient care—admission urgency status

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:269424
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:

Whether the admission has an urgency status assigned and, if so, whether admission occurred on an emergency basis.

An emergency admission is an admission of a patient for care or treatment which, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary and admission for which should occur within 24 hours.

An elective admission is an admission of a patient for care or treatment which, in the opinion of the treating clinician, is necessary and admission for which can be delayed for at least 24 hours.

Admissions for which an urgency status is usually not assigned are:

  • admissions for normal delivery (obstetric)
  • admissions which begin with the birth of the patient, or when it was intended that the birth occur in the hospital, commence shortly after the birth of the patient
  • statistical admissions
  • planned readmissions for the patient to receive limited care or treatment for a current condition, for example dialysis or chemotherapy.
Context:Admitted patient care.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Episode of admitted patient care
Definition:The period of admitted patient care between a formal or statistical admission and a formal or statistical separation, characterised by only one care type.
Context:Admitted patient care.
Specialisation of:Service episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:This treatment and/or care provided to a patient during an episode of care can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients).

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Health Data Standards Committee.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Admission urgency status
Definition:An indicator of the urgency status assigned to an admission.
Property group:Service/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Episode of admitted patient care—admission urgency status, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—admission urgency status, code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Episode of admitted patient care—admission urgency status, Tasmanian code X[XX] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016