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

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:322619
Registration status:Health, Superseded 22/12/2011
Definition:The time at which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends.
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:Episode end time
Definition:The time at which an episode is completed.
Property group:Exit/leave from service event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmm Health, Superseded 22/12/2011