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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040977 v1
Data Element
Data Element
The mode of transport by which the person arrives at the emergency department.
Emergency department care
Mode of transport to emergency
Arrival method (CCDR)
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


1Ambulance (road)
2Ambulance (helicopter)
3Ambulance (fixed wings)
4Community Services
5Police or prison vehicle
6Walked in/public or private transport
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Emergency Data Collection (EDC):
Data element must not be blank
Data element is code 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8.

Clinical Costing Data Repository (CCDR):
Must not be null for Emergency Department service event records.
Must be a valid code.
Where the arrival transport mode has an EEA component, then that transport mode is mapped to its non-EEA equivalent. For example, Ambulance (EEA) will map to Code 1 Ambulance (road ) and Police (EEA) will map to Code 6 Police or prison (correctional services) vehicle.

For national reporting of the Non-admitted patient ED service episode-transport mode (arrival) (NHDD) data element the following mapping occurs:
Codes 1 Ambulance (road), 2 Ambulance (helicopter) and 3 Ambulance (fixed wings) are mapped to code 1 Ambulance, air ambulance or helicopter rescue service.
Codes 4 Community Services, 6 Walked in / public or private transport and 8 Other are mapped to code 8 Other.
Code 5 Police or prison vehicle is mapped to code 2 Police/correctional services vehicle.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Relates toData ElementData ElementEmergency department stay-Emergency Examination Authority indicatorQH 042217 Version 1Draft
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionEmergency Data Collection (EDC)QH 020159 Version 2MandatoryCurrent01-Jul-201930-Jun-2021
Information AssetData CollectionEmergency Data Collection (EDC)QH 020159 Version 1MandatorySuperseded23-Oct-200630-Jun-2019
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementEmergency Data Collection (EDC) Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2018-2019QH 020431 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-201830-Jun-2019
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data elements:
Emergency department arrival mode - transport, Identifier NHDD 000816, Health standard 01/07/2003 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/item.phtml?itemId=273847&nodeId=file41fd7303909ab&fn=Emergency%20department%20arrival%20mode%20-%20transport,%20version%201,%20DE,%20NHDD,%20NHIMG,%20Superseded%2001/03/2005.pdf
Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode-transport mode (arrival), code N, Identifier 270000, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/270000/meteorItemView/long
Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode-transport mode (arrival), code N, Identifier 471921, Health standard 22/12/2011 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/471921/meteorItemView/long
Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode-transport mode (arrival), code N, Identifier 651879, Health standard 05/10/2016 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/651879/meteorItemView/long