Patient—clinical emergency indicator, yes/no code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Clinical emergency indicator
METeOR identifier:448126
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2011
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
Definition:An indicator of whether the treatment required for the patient is clinically assessed as an emergency, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—clinical emergency indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1     Yes

The treating clinician has assessed the waiting time for treatment cannot exceed 24 hours.

CODE 2     No

The treating clinician has assessed the waiting time for treatment can exceed 24 hours.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Person with cancer—clinical emergency indicator, code A WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015

See also Person with cancer—clinical emergency indicator, code A WA Health, Endorsed 01/06/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Radiotherapy waiting times DSS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2015-2018 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Radiotherapy waiting times NMDS 2018- Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement PIa: Proportion of emergency radiotherapy treatment started within the emergency timeframe Health, Standardisation pending 12/01/2016
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement PIa: Proportion of emergency radiotherapy treatment started within the emergency timeframe Health, Standardisation pending 12/01/2016