Emergency Care Department

Emergency Care 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 smaller units, in which services are often only available for limited hours and which may not deal with Emergency Ambulance cases.

Description

An Emergency Care Department  is a Department.

Emergency Care 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 smaller units, in which services are often only available for limited hours and which may not deal with Emergency Ambulance cases.

An Emergency Care 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 emergency care service should be recorded in the appropriate data system.

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

Note that for piloting purposes only, an Emergency Care Department  may also be an Ambulatory Emergency Care Service.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Emergency Care Departments

Where Used

Type Link How used
Attribute ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ACUTE ONCOLOGY ASSESSMENT LOCATION references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute ACUTE ONCOLOGY ASSESSMENT LOCATION references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute ADMISSION METHOD references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ADMISSION METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ADMISSION METHOD CODE (MOTHER LABOUR AND DELIVERY HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute ADMISSION SOURCE references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ADMISSION SOURCE (MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ATTENDANCE DATE references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Anaesthetist references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute CANCER SURGICAL ADMISSION TYPE references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element CARE PROFESSIONAL TIER (EMERGENCY CARE) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute CARE PROFESSIONAL TIER FOR EMERGENCY CARE references in description Emergency Care Department
Class CRITICAL CARE PERIOD references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element CRITICAL CARE SOURCE LOCATION references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute CRITICAL CARE SOURCE LOCATION references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Cancer Pathway references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION DESCRIPTION references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Set Diagnostic Imaging Data Set references in description Emergency Care Department
Supporting Information references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ARRIVAL MODE (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE CATEGORY references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE CATEGORY references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE IDENTIFIER references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE CLINICAL INVESTIGATION (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPE references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE DESTINATION (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE INFORMATION GIVEN (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE DISCHARGE STATUS (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE INJURY ALCOHOL OR DRUG INVOLVEMENT (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element EMERGENCY CARE PROCEDURE (SNOMED CT) references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Arrival Date references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Arrival Time references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Attendance references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Attendance Conclusion Date references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Attendance Conclusion Time references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Clinically Ready to Proceed Timestamp references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Department references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Departure Date references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Departure Time references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Episode references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Expected Date and Timestamp of Treatment references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Initial Assessment Date references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Emergency Care Initial Assessment Time references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element INITIAL DIAGNOSIS CARE SETTING OR SERVICE (HIV) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute INITIAL DIAGNOSIS CARE SETTING OR SERVICE FOR HIV references in description Emergency Care Department
Class LODGED PATIENT references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute LODGING START TIME references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute METHOD OF ADMISSION references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element METHOD OF ADMISSION (MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description Emergency Care Department
Supporting Information Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table references in description Emergency Care Department
Supporting Information Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (EMERGENCY CARE ATTENDANCE SOURCE) references in description Emergency Care Department
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description Emergency Care Department
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element PATIENT SOURCE SETTING TYPE (DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute PATIENT SOURCE SETTING TYPE FOR DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Royal College of Emergency Medicine references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute SOURCE OF ADMISSION references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF ADMISSION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR COMMUNITY references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR COMMUNITY references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MATERNITY references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MATERNITY references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description Emergency Care Department
Attribute SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS references in description Emergency Care Department
Data Element SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS (NON PRIMARY CANCER PATHWAY) references in description Emergency Care Department
NHS Business Definition Urgent Treatment Centre references in description Emergency Care Department