The time that the responsibility for nursing care is transferred from an ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to a WARD thus ending the period as a LODGED PATIENT. This will be the same as A+E DEPARTURE TIME if the PATIENT was lodged as a result of an ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE.
The transfer of responsibility may occur when the PATIENT is received into a bed in an appropriate WARD, an OPERATING THEATRE or another setting for immediate treatment (e.g. an X-ray Department) before being received into a bed in an appropriate WARD. A bed in an A&E observation and assessment WARD may be a transfer of responsibility but a trolley, bed or chair in a corridor would not.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||LODGING END TIMES|