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Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department departure time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term322610
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe time at which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.
Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure time

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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 time 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 time the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient did not wait record the time the patient leaves the Emergency Department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient left at their own risk record the time the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient died in the Emergency Department record the time of death.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival then record the time of presentation at the Emergency Department.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Collected in conjunction with emergency department stay physical departure date.

Comments:Help on this termThis 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:Help on this termAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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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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