|Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)|
|SECTION 7 - ED MEDICATION DATA|
Date and time when patient leaves ED.
Data about the date and time of health services delivery are needed to maintain continuity of care for the ED patient and for aggregate use in ED administration, quality-of-care monitoring and evaluation, and health services research. Data on the time of ED departures frequently are compared with data on the time of disposition decisions in studies of ED patient flow.
Data Type (and Field Length)
TS - time stamp (26).
See the definition of TS in the Technical Notes at the end of this document. For patients who elope or sign out against medical advice, enter Unknown or record the date and time to the highest level of certainty (e.g., date but no time or date and hour but no minute). For patient deaths, enter the date and time when the body is sent to the morgue or funeral home.
Data Standards or Guidelines
E1744-95 (ASTM, 1995).