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:474138
Registration status:Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Definition:The date on which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Context:Emergency department care.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date
METeOR identifier:474130
Registration status: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
Definition:The date on which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends.
Context:Emergency department care.
Object class:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Property:Episode end date

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Date DDMMYYYY
METeOR identifier:270566
Registration status:Housing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Not progressed 15/04/2019
Definition:The day of a particular month and year.

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 (including those who are admitted and subsequently die before leaving the emergency department), 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, Standard 19/11/2015, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 27/05/2020, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Emergency department care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 02/12/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion completed within four hours, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2016 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016