Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Emergency service presentation date|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 20/10/2021|
The date on which a patient/client presents to an emergency service for the delivery of a service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
|Data Element Concept:||Emergency service stay—presentation date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The date of patient presentation at the emergency service is the date of first recorded contact with an emergency service staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process whichever happens first.
Required to identify commencement of a visit and for calculation of waiting times.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
|Related metadata references:|
See also Emergency service stay—presentation time, hhmm Health, Standard 20/10/2021
Is used in the formation of Emergency service stay—service episode length, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standard 20/10/2021
Is used in the formation of Emergency service stay—waiting time, total minutes NNNNN Health, Standard 20/10/2021
See also Health service event—presentation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Emergency service care NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021