Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

EMP Dataset for Emergency Departments

The National Emergency Medicine Programme Data Subgroup developed guidance on a national standard for data definitions for the ED and LIU setting so that so that appropriate, standardised data is available for all patient attendances.

National standards for data will enable ease of data collection and analysis and ensure the integrity and comparability of data in EDs for research purposes and the improvement of patient experiences and outcomes. It is intended that this dataset would be embedded in ED information systems. The data set is intended to comply with the HSE National Hospitals Office Code of Practice for Healthcare Records Management.

For further information please contact emp@rcsi.ie