Episode of admitted patient care—emergency department short stay unit departure destination, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Emergency department short stay unit departure destination
METeOR identifier:560028
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/09/2014
Definition:The place to which the patient is released when they physically depart from an emergency department short stay unit, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—emergency department short stay unit departure destination

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Another location in the same hospital
8Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Another location in the same hospital

To be recorded for a patient who is transferred from an emergency department short stay unit to another admitted patient ward in the same hospital, or to an operating theatre. This excludes transfers to discharge/transit lounges or transfers to hospital-in-the-home.

CODE 8   Other

To be recorded for a patient who has not been transferred from an emergency department short stay unit to another admitted patient ward in the same hospital. This includes transfers to discharge/transit lounges or transfers to hospital-in-the-home.

Where a patient has been assigned Code 8, their Mode of separation should be used to determine their departure destination from an emergency department short stay unit.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:To be reported for all patients admitted to emergency department short stay units in public hospitals, including publicly funded privately operated hospitals, with an emergency department short stay unit.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Reference documents:Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 7 February 2014, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_reform/
national-workforce-reform/national_partnership.pdf

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NN Health, Standardisation pending 28/11/2019

Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Proportion of patients discharged from emergency department short stay units Health, Standard 04/09/2014
Used as denominator
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Length of stay in emergency department short stay units less than or equal to 24 hours Health, Standard 04/09/2014
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Proportion of patients discharged from emergency department short stay units Health, Standard 04/09/2014