View Published SNOMED CT Subset Metadata

Emergency care acuity

Subset Name :   
Emergency care acuity
Subset Original Id :   
Subset Type :   
Realm Concept

Refset FSN :   
Emergency care acuity simple reference set (foundation metadata concept)
Refset Id :   
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Subset Description :
EMERGENCY CARE ACUITY (SNOMED CT) is the same as attribute CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY CODE. EMERGENCY CARE ACUITY (SNOMED CT) is the SNOMED CT® concept ID which is used to indicate the acuity of the PATIENT's condition on the Emergency Care Initial Assessment Date and Emergency Care Initial Assessment Time. The EMERGENCY CARE ACUITY (SNOMED CT) may be determined by a formal triage process, or by the physical allocation of the PATIENT to a specific clinical area such as Resuscitation.


Subset Status :   
Subset Status Date :   
Apr 3, 2017
Owner (Organisation name) :   
Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Purpose and Scope

Usage 1 :

Usage Type :    
Usage Description :    
To support ECDS Emergency Care Acuity is a measure of the urgency and severity of the condition with which the patient has presented to the emergency care facility as defined by the first clinician who assesses the patient. ‘Clinician’ in this context could be any member of staff registered by the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council or Health and Care Professions Council who has appropriate training and support for this role and who is authorised to treat patients independently - in practice this is usually a nurse. ‘Clinician’ does not include trainees or Health Care Assistants. Emergency Care Acuity is represented by an integer (number) between ‘1’ and ‘5’, ‘1’ being the most serious / time sensitive and ‘5’ the least. The measure of acuity submitted must be the initial assessment of acuity. If this subsequently changes e.g. the patient deteriorates, this may be recorded locally but only the first value should be submitted as Emergency Care Acuity. Emergency care facilities must use one consistent measure of acuity across all modes of care within their organisation. .
Geographic Usage :    
Usage Categories:    
 User interface; Data extraction; Emergency care

Scope :

Inclusion Criteria :   
Age group - any age; Gender - not specified; Sex - not specified


Subset Release Category :   
UK Clinical Extension
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Subset Licence Type :   
OPCS Licence; ICD10 Licence; IHTSDO SNOMED CT® Licence; UKTC SNOMED CT® Licence; Open Government Licence

Metadata Version :   
Last Updated :   
Nov 7, 2017


Current Associations :
seeAlsoEmergency care arrival mode - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care diagnosis - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care discharge destination - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care discharge status - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care drug or alcohol use related to injury - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care follow-up procedures - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care injury activity status - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care injury activity type - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care investigations - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care mechanism of injury - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care notification to general practitioner - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care place of injury type - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care presenting complaints or issues - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care referral procedures - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care treatments - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care usual residence type - (Subset)

Refered as Target :
isRequiredByEmergency Care Data Set - (Data Set)
seeAlsoEmergency care attendance source - (Subset)

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Information Standard :

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999003061000000107 |Emergency care acuity|