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Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of visit to emergency department
METeOR identifier:Help on this term474195
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 21/11/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termThe reason the patient presents to an emergency department, as represented by a code.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department

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
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 and an emergency department clinician certifies the death of the patient.

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Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termRequired for analysis of emergency department services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group
Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Supersedes Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 30/01/2012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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Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

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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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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: 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 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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