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Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEmergency department physical departure date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term746078
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Context:Help on this term

Emergency department care.

Data Element Concept:Emergency department stay—physical departure date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code N should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted to this hospital (either short stay unit, hospital-in-the-home or non-emergency department hospital ward), then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department to go to the admitted patient facility.
    • Patients admitted to any other ward or bed within the emergency department have not physically departed the emergency department until they leave the emergency department.
    • If the patient is admitted and subsequently dies before leaving the emergency department, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, then record the date the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care ended.
  • If the service episode is completed and the patient is referred to another hospital for admission, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department.
  • If the patient did not wait, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient leaves at their own risk, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient died in the emergency department, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival, then record the date the body was removed from the emergency department. If an emergency department physician certified the death of the patient outside the emergency department, then record the date the patient was certified dead.
  • If the patient was registered, advised of another health-care service, and left the emergency department without being attended by a health-care professional, then record the date the patient leaves the emergency department.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Collected in conjunction with Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmm.

Comments:Help on this term

This data element has been developed for the purpose of State and Territory compliance with the National Healthcare Agreement and the agreed national access performance indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 25/01/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 22/05/2020, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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