Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:313808
Registration status:Health, Superseded 22/12/2011
Definition:The date on which the patient is triaged.
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:Triage date
Definition:The date on which a patient is assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for care.
Property group:Service/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Supersedes Triage—triage date Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 22/12/2011