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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department service episode end status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term322641
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe status of the patient at the end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Admitted to this hospital (including to units or beds within the emergency department)
2Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode completed - departed without being admitted or referred to another hospital
3Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode completed - referred to another hospital for admission
4Did not wait to be attended by a health care professional
5Left at own risk after being attended by a health care professional but before the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode was completed
6Died in emergency department as a non-admitted patient
7Dead on arrival, not treated in emergency department

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 2     Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode completed - departed without being admitted or referred to another hospital

This code includes patients who departed under their own care, under police custody, under the care of a residential aged care facility or other carer. Code 2 excludes those who died in the emergency department, which should be coded to Code 6.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termA 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.
Collection methods:Help on this termSome data systems may refer to this data element as 'Departure status'.

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 Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—patient departure status, code N Health, Superseded 24/03/2006

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: P35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 05-By 2012–13, 80 per cent of emergency department presentations are seen within clinically recommended triage times as recommended by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 35-Waiting times for emergency department care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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