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Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of visit to emergency service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term721956
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019
Definition:Help on this term

The reason a patient presents to an emergency service, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency service care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency service stay—type of visit to emergency service

Value domain attributes

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
ValueMeaning
1Emergency presentation
2Return visit, planned
3Pre-arranged admission
5Dead on arrival

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

This includes patients awaiting transit to another facility who receive clinical care in the emergency service, and patients for whom resuscitation is attempted.

Exclusion: Where patients are awaiting transit to another facility and do not receive clinical care in the emergency service, the patient should not be recorded.

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

Where a patient presents to the emergency service for an admission to either a non-emergency service ward or other admitted patient care unit that has been arranged prior to the patient's arrival, and the patient receives clinical care in the emergency service.

Exclusion: Where a patient presents for a pre-arranged admission and only clerical services are provided by the emergency service, the patient should not be recorded.

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Required for analysis of emergency services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Institution Based Ambulatory Model Reference Group

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Information Standards Committee

Relational attributes

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See also Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018

See also Emergency service stay—episode end status, code N Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Emergency service care NBEDS 2020-21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

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