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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmm

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department episode end time
METeOR identifier:Help on this term474169
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 19/11/2015
Tasmanian Health, Archived 27/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe time at which the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends, expressed as hhmm.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Data Element Concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTime
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termhhmm
Maximum character length:Help on this term4

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this termISO 8601:2000 : Data elements and interchange formats - Information interchange - Representation of dates and times

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe value of the episode end status should guide the selection of the value to be recorded as the end time 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 time 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 time 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 time the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is completed.
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the time the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient left at their own risk, then record the time 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 time the patient was certified dead.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the time the patient was certified dead.

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 time, hhmm Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmm Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Emergency department care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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

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

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

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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 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
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