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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 term474159
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
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 (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward)
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 1   Admitted to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward)

This code includes patients who are admitted to this hospital and subsequently die before leaving the emergency department.

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 termEpisode end status should be recorded when Episode end date and Episode end time are recorded.
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 19/11/2015

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

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Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2014-15 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 14/01/2015

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Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Emergency department care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

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Emergency services activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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

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

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

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: After-hours emergency department attendances, 2013–14 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: In-hours emergency department attendances, 2013–14 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who commenced treatment within clinically recommended time 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Admission to hospital from emergency departments Health, Standard 15/06/2012
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Unplanned re-attendances to the emergency department within 48 hours of previous attendances Health, Standard 07/08/2014
Used as denominator
National Health Performance Authority, Hospital Performance: Percentage of patients who commenced treatment within clinically recommended time 2014 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Admission to hospital from emergency departments Health, Standard 15/06/2012
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Unplanned re-attendances to the emergency department within 48 hours of previous attendances Health, Standard 07/08/2014
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