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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684898
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
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The time at which a non-admitted patient in an emergency department is triaged.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

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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

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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 time
Definition:Help on this termThe time on which a patient is assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for care.
Property group:Help on this termService/care urgency

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time Health, Superseded 30/01/2012

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

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time, hhmm Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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