INITIAL PATIENT CONTACT DATE AND TIME

Format/length: an10 (ccyy-mm-dd) an8 (hh:mm:ss)
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This is derived from the e-GIF elements DATE and TIME.

This is the INITIAL PATIENT CONTACT DATE and INITIAL PATIENT CONTACT TIME of a PATIENT INITIATED AMI CARE SPELL.

The time of the initial call by patient, relative or attendant. This may be to a GP, NHS Direct, or the ambulance service.

This time may be available from the ambulance service record as the time of the emergency call, but may only be correct when a 999 call is made to the Ambulance service. Identify to whom the initial call was made. If the call was to a GP (or deputising service), or NHS Direct, establish this time as accurately as possible from the patient. An important time to record wherever possible for standard 6 of the CHD NSF.

CCAD item name:
Date/time of call for help

 

This data element is also known by these names:

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plural INITIAL PATIENT CONTACTS DATE AND TIME