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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTriage category
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270078
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

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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
1Resuscitation: immediate (within seconds)
2Emergency: within 10 minutes
3Urgent: within 30 minutes
4Semi-urgent: within 60 minutes
5Non-urgent: within 120 minutes

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This triage classification is to be used in the emergency departments of hospitals. Patients will be triaged into one of five categories on the National Triage Scale according to the triageur's response to the question: 'This patient should wait for medical care no longer than ...?'.

The triage category is allocated by an experienced registered nurse or medical practitioner. If the triage category changes, record the more urgent category.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Triage Scale, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

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Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N Health, Superseded 29/01/2012

Supersedes Triage category, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.3 KB)

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