Accident and Emergency Department

Accident and Emergency Departments may be either major units, providing a 24 hour service seven days a week to which the great majority of emergency ambulance cases are taken, or small units commonly called casualty departments, in which services are often only available for limited hours and which may not deal with emergency ambulance cases.

Description

An Accident and Emergency Department is a Department.

Accident and Emergency Departments may be either major units, providing a 24 hour service seven days a week to which the great majority of emergency ambulance cases are taken, or small units commonly called casualty departments, in which services are often only available for limited hours and which may not deal with emergency ambulance cases.

A casualty department is not always part of a Hospital Site. Additional activities may also take place such as: elective surgical work of a minor nature, observation and treatment of PATIENTS in  Hospital Beds  and the holding of Out-Patient Clinics.

Hospital Beds either within or adjacent to a department will be counted as a WARD or part of a WARD. Work apart from the accident and emergency service should be recorded in the appropriate data system.

An accident and emergency service offers care to PATIENTS who arrive with urgent problems and who have not usually been seen previously by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER.

In the case of serious illness or accident, the treatment provided will be vital resuscitation only before the PATIENT is admitted to hospital.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Accident and Emergency Departments

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute A AND E ATTENDANCE CATEGORY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute A AND E INITIAL ASSESSMENT TRIAGE CATEGORY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute A AND E STREAM references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element A and E ATTENDANCE NUMBER references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ARRIVAL MODE references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TYPE references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute ADMISSION METHOD references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element ATTENDANCE DATE references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Attendance references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Attendance Conclusion Date references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Attendance Conclusion Time references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Supporting Information Accident and Emergency Coding Tables references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Department references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Departure Date references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Departure Time references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Episode references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Date references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Accident and Emergency Initial Assessment Time references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Supporting Information Accident and Emergency Investigation Table references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Arrival Date at Accident and Emergency Department references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Arrival Time at Accident and Emergency Department references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute CANCER SURGICAL ADMISSION TYPE references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Class CRITICAL CARE PERIOD references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Cancer Pathway references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Set Diagnostic Imaging Data Set references in description Accident and Emergency Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Department references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element INITIAL DIAGNOSIS CARE SETTING OR SERVICE (HIV) references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute INITIAL DIAGNOSIS CARE SETTING OR SERVICE FOR HIV references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Class LODGED PATIENT references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute LODGING START TIME references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element PATIENT SOURCE SETTING TYPE (DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute PATIENT SOURCE SETTING TYPE FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute SOURCE OF ADMISSION references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR COMMUNITY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR COMMUNITY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MATERNITY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MATERNITY references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description Accident and Emergency Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS (NON PRIMARY CANCER PATHWAY) references in description Accident and Emergency Department