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Emergency department

Identifying and definitional attributes

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term745042
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021
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An emergency department provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition/s and/or injury.

Emergency departments provide care in facilities which meet all of the following criteria: 

  • purposely designed and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas
  • ability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies
  • availability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours a day
  • designated emergency department nursing staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a designated emergency department nursing unit manager.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Emergency department Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

See also Emergency service Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Ambulatory care Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

Emergency department stay—additional diagnosis Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—physical departure date Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—physical departure time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—presentation date Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—presentation time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—principal diagnosis, Emergency Department (ICD-10-AM 11th Edition) Principal Diagnosis Short List code ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—transport mode Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—transport mode (arrival), code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—type of visit to emergency department, code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—waiting time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department stay—waiting time, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Emergency department visit type code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

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

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code N Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

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

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 16/09/2021

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