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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 term471901
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/01/2012
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
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, emergency department clinician certified the death of the patient

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.

This code excludes those who died in the emergency department as a non-admitted patient. Such instances 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's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is recorded as completed, or when the patient is 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 11/04/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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