Emergency department visit type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:472920
Registration status:Health, Superseded 30/01/2012
Definition:A code set representing the types of emergency department visits.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Emergency presentation: attendance for an actual or suspected condition which is sufficiently serious to require acute unscheduled care.
2Return visit, planned: presentation is planned and is a result of a previous emergency department presentation or return visit.
3Pre-arranged admission: a patient who presents at the emergency department for either clerical, nursing or medical processes to be undertaken, and admission has been pre-arranged by the referring medical officer and a bed allocated.
4Patient in transit: the emergency department is responsible for care and treatment of a patient awaiting transport to another facility.
5Dead on arrival: a patient who is dead on arrival at the emergency department and an emergency department clinician certifies the death of the patient.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Supersedes Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 22/12/2011

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 30/01/2012