Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:472797
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Definition:The date on which non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care commences.
Context:Emergency Department care

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Definition:The treatment or care between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when the non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care ends.
Context:Emergency department care.
Specialisation of:Service episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Includes patients who do not wait for treatment once registered or triaged, and those who are dead on arrival at the emergency department.

Both a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode and an admitted patient episode of care should be recorded for patients who subsequently undergo a formal admission. The end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode should indicate the commencement of the admitted episode of care, if applicable.

A 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 they are recorded as having left at their own risk.
Comments:This metadata item has been defined to support the national minimum data set for Non-admitted patient emergency department care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Clinical care commencement date
Definition:The date on which clinical care commences.
Property group:Service provision event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date Health, Standard 30/01/2012, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/05/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 30/01/2012