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Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department presentation date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684848
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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The date on which a patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—presentation date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The date of patient presentation at the emergency department is the date of first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process whichever happens first.

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Required to identify commencement of a visit and for calculation of waiting times.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group

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National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Health service event—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Is used in the formation of Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Retired 19/11/2019

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 18/12/2019

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.7–Waiting times for emergency department care: percentage of patients whose length of emergency department stay is 4 hours or less, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.8–Waiting times for emergency department care: time spent in the emergency department, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
Used as denominator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.5.7–Waiting times for emergency department care: percentage of patients whose length of emergency department stay is 4 hours or less, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b–Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2020 Health, Standardisation pending 29/11/2019
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