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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, (Tasmanian) code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTriage category
METeOR identifier:Help on this term729154
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 25/05/2020
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The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care as assessed at triage, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category
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:Help on this termNon-admitted patient emergency department service episode
Property:Help on this termTriage category

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Triage category (Tasmanian) code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term417466
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the triage categories.

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
0Dead on arrival on administration
1Resuscitation: immediate (within seconds)
2Emergency: within 10 minutes
3Urgent: within 30 minutes
4Semi-urgent: within 60 minutes
5Non-urgent: within 120 minutes
8Short stay bounce

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 8     Short stay bounce

This code should now be used by all Tasmanian Emergency Departments.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Triage categories from 1 to 5 are sourced from the Australasian Triage Scale.  Triage category 0 and 8 are used to record patient information for Tasmanian emergency departments internal use only.  This enables recording of the episode so that the activity can be included or excluded from emergency department activity reporting, depending on requirement.

This triage classification is to be used in the emergency departments of hospitals. Patients will be triaged into one of seven categories on the Tasmanian Triage Scale.  If the initial triage category changes, both triage categories can be captured, but the initial triage category is used for reporting purposes.

Collection methods:Help on this term

It refers to [TriageCategoryRefId] field in Health Central.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Emergency department presentation related data elements (TDLU) cluster Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 18/05/2021

Tasmanian Emergency Department Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 15/06/2020

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