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Emergency department visit type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term496012
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2014
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the types of emergency department visits.

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
1Emergency presentation
2Return visit, planned
3Pre-arranged admission
4Patient in transit
5Dead on arrival

Collection and usage attributes

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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.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Supersedes Emergency department visit type code N Health, Superseded 21/11/2013, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016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:Help on this term

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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