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Acute stroke (Acute stroke clinical care standard)

629525 | Glossary Item | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
For the purposes of the Acute stroke clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2015a), an acute stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly interrupted. This may result in part of the brain dying, leading to a sudden impairment that can affect a range of activities such as speaking, swallowing, thinking, moving and communicating. In about 80% of people who have a stroke, an artery supplying blood to the brain suddenly becomes blocked (ischaemic stroke). In the remaining 20%, an artery b...
Qualified: Health

Defined 5 year period

748058 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute for Health and Welfare
A 5 year period which ends on 30 June, e.g. the period 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2020.
Qualified: Health

Residential aged care facility

384424 | Glossary Item
A special-purpose facility which provides accommodation and other types of support, including assistance with day-to-day living, intensive forms of care, and assistance towards independent living, to frail and aged residents. Facilities are accredited by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd to receive funding from the Australian Government through residential aged care subsidies.
Qualified: Health

Sentinel event

754857 | Glossary Item
A sentinel event is a particular type of serious incident that is wholly preventable and has caused serious harm to, or the death of, a patient.To be classified a sentinel event, a strict set of criteria need to be met:The event should not have occurred where preventive barriers are availableThe event is easily recognised and clearly definedThere is evidence the event has occurred in the past.Sentinel events are further specified into eight events:Haemolytic blood transfusion reaction resulting ...
Qualified: Health

Sexual orientation

755634 | Glossary Item
Sexual orientation encapsulates how a person thinks of their own sexuality and the terms they identify with. Their sexual orientation reflects their romantic and sexual attraction to others, to persons of the same sex, or to persons of a different sex. Some of the main ways of identification are: heterosexual (straight), gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
Qualified: Health

Statistical Local Area

327460 | Glossary Item
The smallest level of geography contained in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Health

Variations of sex characteristics

757670 | Glossary Item
Variations of sex characteristics refers to people with innate genetic, hormonal or physical sex characteristics that do not conform to medical norms for female or male bodies. It refers to a wide spectrum of variations to genitals, hormones, chromosomes and/or reproductive organs.
Qualified: Health

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