Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement time

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:313796
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2005
Definition:The time at which a non-admitted patient emergency department service event commences.
Context:Emergency Department care.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Definition:The 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:Emergency department care.
Specialisation of:Service episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:This 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:National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Service commencement time
Definition:The time at which a service event starts.
Property group:Service provision event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Health service event—service commencement time Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement time, hhmm Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement time, hhmm Health, Superseded 30/01/2012