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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to hospital admission)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269442
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe time elapsed for each patient from presentation to the emergency department to admission to hospital.
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Emergency department care

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Object class:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Definition:Help on this termThe treatment or care between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when the non-admitted patient emergency department treatment or care ends.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService episode

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Includes patients who do not wait for treatment once registered or triaged, and those who are dead on arrival at the emergency department.

Both a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode and an admitted patient episode of care should be recorded for patients who subsequently undergo a formal admission. The end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode should indicate the commencement of the admitted episode of care, if applicable.

A non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends when either the patient is admitted or, if the patient is not to be admitted, when the patient is recorded as ready to leave the emergency department or when they are recorded as having left at their own risk.

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item has been defined to support the national minimum data set for Non-admitted patient emergency department care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Waiting time
Definition:Help on this termThe time elapsed between a service request and a subsequent administrative or service event.
Property group:Help on this termPerformance indicators

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—waiting time (to hospital admission), total hours and minutes NNNN Health, Retired 02/04/2014

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