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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—patient departure status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department departure status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270001
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 24/03/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe status of the patient at the end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—patient departure status

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Admitted to this hospital (including to units or beds within the emergency department)
2Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode completed - departed without being admitted or referred to another hospital
3Referred to another hospital for admission
4Did not wait to be attended by a health care professional
5Left at own risk after being attended by a health care professional but before the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode was completed
6Died in emergency department as a non-admitted patient
7Dead on arrival, not treated in emergency department

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 2     Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode completed - departed without being admitted or referred to another hospital

This code includes patients who departed under their own care, under police custody and under the care of a residential aged care facility or other carer. Code 2 excludes those who died in the emergency department, which should be coded to Code 6.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termA 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.

Source and reference attributes

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

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Emergency department departure status, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.7 KB)

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 24/03/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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