Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis, code X[X(8)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:ED principal diagnosis code
METeOR identifier:590664
Registration status:Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Definition:The diagnosis established at the conclusion of the patient's attendance in an emergency department to be mainly responsible for occasioning the attendance following consideration of clinical assessment, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:X[X(8)]
Maximum character length:9

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

This value domain allows reporting of diagnosis using different code sets.

The code set can be represented by the following:

ICD-10-AM - 6th edition, 7th edition, 8th edition and 9th edition

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems - 10th Revision - Australian Modification. ICD-10-AM is a classification of diseases and health related problems. ICD-10-AM diagnoses codes contain three core character codes with some expansion to four and five character codes. The format for ICD-10-AM diagnoses codes is ANN{.N[N]}

ICD-9-CM - 2nd edition

International Classification of Diseases - 9th Revision - Clinical Modification. ICD-9-CM is a classification of diseases. ICD-9-CM diagnoses codes contain four character codes with some expansion to five character codes. The format for ICD-9-CM diagnoses codes is NNN.N[N]

EDRS-SNOMED CT-AU

Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine - Clinical Terms - Australian version (Emergency Department Reference Set). SNOMED CT-AU is a clinical terminology which uses a structured vocabulary to describe the care and treatment of patients. There is a subset for emergency department care. The format for EDRS-SNOMED CT-AU diagnoses codes is NNNNNN[NNN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

An emergency department stay episode ends when either the patient is admitted, died or, if the patient is not to be admitted, when the patient is recorded as ready to leave the emergency department or when they are recorded as having left at their own risk.

The phrase 'at the conclusion' in the definition refers to evaluation of findings interpreted by the clinician available at the end of the emergency department episode. This may include information gained from the history of illness, any mental status evaluation, specialist consultations, physical examination, diagnostic tests or procedures, surgical procedures and pathological or radiological examination.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Emergency department stay—diagnosis classification type, code N.N Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

See also Emergency department stay—diagnosis classification type, code N.N[N] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Has been superseded by Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis, code X[X(8)] Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Supersedes Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis, code X[X(8)] Health, Superseded 13/11/2014, Tasmanian Health, Final 02/07/2014, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 02/12/2015

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

DSS specific attributes +

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

DSS specific attributes +

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

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