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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.

Comments

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.

Context:
Emergency department care.

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

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