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Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of visit to emergency service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645851
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The reason the patient presents to an emergency service, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency service care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service

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
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 service 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 service as a result of a previous emergency service 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 service 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 service 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 service clinician certifies the death of the patient.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Required for analysis of emergency services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Has been superseded by Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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