Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:474183
Registration status:Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Archived 25/05/2020
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:

The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care.

Context:

Emergency department care:

Required to provide data for analysis of emergency department processes.

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.

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:Triage category
Definition:

The classification of a patient assigned according to the urgency of their need for medical and/or nursing care.

Context:

Emergency department care

Property group:Service/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N Tasmanian Health, Archived 25/05/2020

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016