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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684869
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 06/09/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
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The urgency of a non-admitted patient's need for medical and/or nursing care in an emergency department, as assessed at triage.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Definition:Help on this termThe treatment or care between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when the non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care ends.
Context:Help on this termEmergency department care.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Includes patients who do not wait for treatment once registered or triaged, and those who are dead on arrival.

Both a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode and an admitted patient episode of care should be recorded for patients who subsequently undergo a formal admission. The end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode should indicate the commencement of the admitted episode of care, if applicable.

A non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends when either the patient is admitted or, if the patient is not to be admitted, when the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is recorded as completed, or when they are recorded as having left at their own risk.

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item has been defined to support the national minimum data set for Non-admitted patient emergency department care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational reference group for non-admitted patient data development, 2001-02

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Triage category
Definition:Help on this term

The classification of a patient assigned according to the urgency of their need for medical and/or nursing care.

Property group:Help on this termService/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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