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Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department departure date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term471853
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/01/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe 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 to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward), then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department to go to the admitted patient facility.
    • Patients admitted to any other ward or bed within the emergency department have not physically departed the emergency department until they leave the emergency department.
    • If the patient is admitted and subsequently dies before leaving the emergency department, record the date the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the date the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care ended.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department.
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient leaves at their own risk, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department. If an emergency department physician certified the death of the patient outside the emergency department, then record the date the patient was certified dead.
Collection methods:Help on this termCollected in conjunction with emergency department stay physical departure time.
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

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 17/04/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012

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