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Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYY (Data Element)

Definition

The date on which the patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

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:
The date of patient presentation at the emergency department is the date of first recorded contact with an emergency department staff member. The first recorded contact can be the commencement of the clerical registration or triage process whichever happens first.

Origin:
National Health Data Committee

References


This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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As a numerator