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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 term495958
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2014
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
2Return visit, planned
3Pre-arranged admission
4Patient in transit
5Dead on arrival

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 1   Emergency presentation

This code includes attendance at the emergency department for an actual or suspected condition which is sufficiently serious to require acute unscheduled care.

CODE 2   Return visit, planned

This code includes a planned return to the emergency department as a result of a previous emergency department presentation (Code 1) or return visit (Code 2). The return visit may be for planned follow-up treatment, as a consequence of test results becoming available indicating the need for further treatment, or as a result of a care plan initiated at discharge.

Exclusion: Where a visit follows general advice to return if feeling unwell, this should not be recorded as a planned visit.

CODE 3   Pre-arranged admission

This code includes presentation by a patient 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.

CODE 4   Patient in transit

This code includes where the emergency department is responsible for care and treatment of a patient awaiting transport to another facility.

CODE 5   Dead on arrival

This code includes where a patient is dead on arrival and an emergency department clinician certifies the death of the patient.

Data element attributes

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 25/01/2018

Supersedes Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

See also Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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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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Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19–Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
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 Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
Used as denominator
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 Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: Proportion seen on time, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
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