Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Emergency department departure date
METeOR identifier:322597
Registration status:Health, Superseded 17/04/2012
Definition:The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Context:

Emergency department care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Each emergency department stay should include a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode component. The value of the episode end status code should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted then record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department to go to the admitted patient facility. Physically moving the patient to a bed in an emergency department specialist care unit (including EMU, short stay ward, emergency care unit or observation unit) is defined as representing departure from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, including referral to another hospital, record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient did not wait record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient left at their own risk record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient died in the Emergency Department record the date of death.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival then record the date of presentation at the Emergency Department.
Collection methods:

Collected in conjunction with emergency department stay physical departure time.

Comments:

This data element has been developed for the purpose of State and Territory compliance with the Australian Health Care Agreement and the agreed national access performance indicator. 

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2008-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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