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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department principal diagnosis
METeOR identifier:Help on this term651874
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
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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

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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(8)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term9

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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, 9th edition and 10th 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]

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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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.

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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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—emergency department ICD-10-AM (10th edn) principal diagnosis short list code ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Supersedes Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis, code X[X(8)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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