Emergency department visit type code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 11/04/2014|
|Definition:||A code set representing the types of emergency department visits.|
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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.
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Supersedes Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2014