Emergency service stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Emergency service presentation date
METeOR identifier:745724
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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
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

Submitting organisation:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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

DSS specific attributes +