Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Emergency department clinical care commencement date|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/01/2012|
|Definition:||The date on which emergency department non-admitted clinical care commences, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Context:||Emergency Department care|
|Data Element Concept:||Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Emergency department non-admitted clinical care can be commenced by a doctor, nurse, mental health practitioner or other health professional, when investigation, care and/or treatment is provided in accordance with an established clinical pathway defined by the emergency department. Placement of a patient in a cubicle and observations taken to monitor a patient pending a clinical decision regarding commencement of a clinical pathway, do not constitute commencement.
Patients with an episode end status of 'Did not wait to be attended by a healthcare professional' should not have a clinical care commencement date, because by definition, they left before being attended by a health professional.
The following examples illustrate the commencement of emergency department non-admitted clinical care.
|Collection methods:||Collected in conjunction with emergency department clinical care commencement time.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
See also Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 30/01/2012, Tasmanian Health, Draft 24/03/2014
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012