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Definition

The reason the patient presents to an emergency department, as represented by a code.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Emergency department visit type code N ".
Data Type Number
Format N
Maximum character length 1
Values
Value Meaning Start Date End Date
Permissible Values 1 Emergency presentation
2 Return visit, planned
3 Pre-arranged admission
4 Patient in transit
5 Dead on arrival

Comments

Context:
Emergency department care.

Origin:
National Health Data Committee

Comments:
Required for analysis of emergency department services.

References

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Relation Count
Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 1
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 1