Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Emergency department episode end date
METeOR identifier:471898
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Definition:The date on which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Format:DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The value of the episode end status should guide the selection of the value to be recorded as the end date of a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode as follows:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted to this hospital, then record the date the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is completed.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the date the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is completed.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the date the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is completed.
  • 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 left 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 as a non-admitted patient, then record the date the patient was certified dead.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the date the patient was certified dead.

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Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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

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