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Definition

The date on which a patient departs an emergency department after a stay.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Date DDMMYYYY ".
Data Type Date/Time
Format DDMMYYYY
Maximum character length 8

Comments

Guide for use:
Each emergency department stay should include a non-admitted patient emergency department service episode component. The value of the episode end status code should guide the selection of the value to be recorded in this field:

  • If the patient is subsequently admitted then record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department to go to the admitted patient facility. Physically moving the patient to a bed in an emergency department specialist care unit (including EMU, short stay ward, emergency care unit or observation unit) is defined as representing departure from the emergency department.
  • If the service episode is completed without the patient being admitted, including referral to another hospital, record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient did not wait record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department or was first noticed as having left.
  • If the patient left at their own risk record the date the patient leaves the Emergency Department.
  • If the patient died in the Emergency Department record the date of death.
  • If the patient was dead on arrival then record the date of presentation at the Emergency Department.

Context:

Emergency department care.

Comments:

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

References

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Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0