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Question: OBS: remains in the ED or transfer to another unit not in the ED

A patient that will eventually transfer to another facility but is not able to do so immediately, and that patient is admitted to OBS, are we still responsible to abstract the EMR is the patient is not held in the ED but rather sent to another unit outside of the ED?


Lori, ED Departure Date/Time is the documented date and time the patient physically left the emergency department. For patients who are placed into observation services, use the time of the physician/APN/PA order for observation for ED Departure Time .

Thank you for your inquiry.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: STK-OP, ED Patient,
Manual: Current Manual (current data collection period; prior to data transmission)

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