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The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service, expressed as hhmm.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Time hhmm ".
Data Type Date/Time
Format hhmm
Maximum character length 4


Guide for use:
The time of patient presentation at the emergency department is the time 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.

National Health Data Committee


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As a numerator in an Indicator 9
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0