Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Object Class
METeOR identifier:746609
Registration status:Health, Standard 20/10/2021
Definition:

The treatment or care between when a patient presents at an emergency department and when the non-admitted patient emergency department clinical care ends.

Context:

Emergency department care.

Specialisation of:Service episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Includes patients who do not wait for treatment once registered or triaged, and those who are dead on arrival.

Both a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode and an admitted patient episode of care should be recorded for patients who subsequently undergo a formal admission. The end of the non-admitted patient emergency department service episode should indicate the commencement of the admitted episode of care, if applicable.

A non-admitted patient emergency department service episode ends when either the patient is admitted or, if the patient is not to be admitted, when the patient's emergency department non-admitted clinical care is recorded as completed, or when they are recorded as having left at their own risk.

Comments:

This metadata item has been defined to support the national minimum data set for Non-admitted patient emergency department care.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode Health, Superseded 20/10/2021, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/12/2016, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement date Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—clinical care commencement time Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date Health, Standard 20/10/2021

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time Health, Standard 20/10/2021