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Emergency care discharge status

Subset Name :   
Emergency care discharge status
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Subset Type :   
Realm Concept

Refset FSN :   
Emergency care discharge status simple reference set (foundation metadata concept)
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Subset Description :
The status of the PATIENT on discharge from an Emergency Care Department. Captures whether treatment took place within the ED, if the patient was streamed to another service or if the patient left before treatment was complete.


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 :    
This data item and its counterparts Emergency Care Discharge Destination and Emergency Care Discharge Follow-up are necessary to understand resource needs and transfer of responsibility between different organisations. Analysis by Public Health England has shown that there is currently confusion about how the current CDS version 010 data regarding patient discharge and transfer of responsibility is implemented. The way that current data items are arranged has made it difficult for IT suppliers to implement consistently as ‘destination on discharge/ disposition’ is often conflated with follow up arrangements and transfer of care. The way this data is currently collected is inconsistent even in implementations by the same supplier. Therefore it is currently difficult to understand the outcomes of emergency care and this has frustrated the work of analysts and commissioners at a local and national level. For ECDS these separate issues have been disaggregated and are presented as separate items: • Discharge status • Discharge Destination • Follow-up arrangements This will enable clear analysis of patient pathways through Emergency Care, and the increased clarity will ensure that commissioners can accurately match provision with need.
Usage Categories:    
 Data extraction; User interface; 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 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 injury intent 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 diagnosis - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care arrival mode - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care acuity - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care attendance source - (Subset)
seeAlsoEmergency care discharge destination - (Subset)

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