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Emergency service visit type code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term684937
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 17/10/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the types of emergency service visits.

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

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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 should only be used for patients who are dead on arrival and an emergency service clinician certifies the death of the patient. This includes where the clinician certifies the death outside the emergency service (e.g. in an ambulance outside the emergency service).

Exclusion: Where resuscitation of the patient is attempted, this should be recorded as an emergency presentation (Code 1).

Note: Where Code 5 is recorded for a patient, an Episode end status Code 7 (Dead on arrival) should also be recorded.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Emergency service visit type code N Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

Supersedes Emergency service visit type code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N Health, Superseded 17/10/2018

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