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Clinical urgency code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270635
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/06/2015
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires hospital admission.

Representational attributes

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Admission within 30 days desirable for a condition that has the potential to deteriorate quickly to the point that it may become an emergency
2Admission within 90 days desirable for a condition causing some pain, dysfunction or disability but which is not likely to deteriorate quickly or become an emergency
3Admission at some time in the future acceptable for a condition causing minimal or no pain, dysfunction or disability, which is unlikely to deteriorate quickly and which does not have the potential to become an emergency

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Clinical urgency code N Health, Standard 12/06/2015, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Elective surgery waiting list episode—clinical urgency, code N Health, Superseded 12/06/2015
Tasmanian Health, Draft 13/09/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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