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Aged Care

393489 | Outcome Area
Older Australians receive appropriate high quality and affordable health and aged care services.
Standard: Health

Assessing for delirium

627940 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with cognitive impairment on presentation to hospital, or who has an acute change in behaviour or cognitive function during a hospital stay, is promptly assessed for delirium by a clinician trained and competent in delirium diagnosis and the use of a validated diagnostic tool. The patient and their carer, family member or other informant are asked about any recent changes in the patient’s behaviour or thinking. The patient’s diagnosis is discussed with them and is documented.
Standard: Health

Care at presentation

628046 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient presenting to hospital with a suspected hip fracture receives care guided by timely assessment and management of medical conditions, including diagnostic imaging, pain assessment and cognitive assessment.
Standard: Health

Coronary angiography

624378 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
The role of coronary angiography, with a view to timely and appropriate coronary revascularisation, is discussed with a patient with a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) who is assessed to be at intermediate or high risk of an adverse cardiac event.
Standard: Health

Documentation

624355 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
When a patient is prescribed antibiotics, the reason, drug name, dose, route of administration, intended duration and review plan is documented in the patient’s health record.
Standard: Health

Early assessment

624368 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) receives a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and the results are analysed by a clinician experienced in interpreting an ECG within 10 minutes of the first emergency clinical contact.
Standard: Health

Early screening

624393 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient presenting to hospital with one or more key risk factors for delirium receives cognitive screening using a validated test. In addition, the patient and their carer, family member or other informant, are asked about any recent changes (within hours or days) in the patient’s behaviour or thinking.
Standard: Health

Hospital and Related Care

393487 | Outcome Area
Australians receive appropriate high quality and affordable hospital and hospital related care.
Standard: Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Identifying and treating underlying causes

624402 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with delirium is offered a set of interventions to treat the causes of delirium, based on a comprehensive assessment.
Standard: Health

Indicators of effectiveness

628293 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Indicators of effectiveness, also known as outcome indicators, provide markers of how close care is to recommended care, monitor outcomes and provide signals to patients and clinicians on quality of care. In 2009, Australian Health Ministers endorsed the recommendation by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) that hospitals routinely review a set of core hospital level outcome indicators. The indicator set includes: in hospital mortality for fractured ...
Standard: Health

Individualised care plan

624381 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Before a patient with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) leaves the hospital, they are involved in the development of an individualised care plan. This plan identifies the lifestyle modifications and medicines needed to manage their risk factors, addresses their psychosocial needs and includes a referral to an appropriate cardiac rehabilitation or another secondary prevention program. This plan is provided to the patient and their general practitioner or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours o...
Standard: Health

Interventions to prevent delirium

624397 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient at risk of delirium is offered a set of interventions to prevent delirium.
Standard: Health

Life-threatening conditions

624344 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with a life-threatening condition due to a suspected bacterial infection receives prompt antibiotic treatment without waiting for the results of investigations.
Standard: Health

Minimising risk of another fracture

628058 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Before a patient with a hip fracture leaves hospital, they are offered a falls and bone health assessment, and a management plan based on this assessment to reduce the risk of another fracture.
Standard: Health

Minimising use of antipsychotic medicines

624408 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Treatment with an antipsychotic medicine is only considered if a patient with delirium is distressed and the cause of their distress cannot be addressed and non-drug strategies have failed to ease their symptoms.
Standard: Health

Mobilisation and weight-bearing

628056 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with a hip fracture is offered mobilisation without restrictions on weight-bearing the day after surgery and at least once a day thereafter, depending on the patient’s clinical condition and agreed goals of care.
Standard: Health

Orthogeriatric model of care

628052 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with a hip fracture is offered treatment based on an orthogeriatric model of care as defined in the Australian and New Zealand guideline for hip fracture care (ANZHFR Steering Group 2014).
Standard: Health

Pain management

628050 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with a hip fracture is assessed for pain at the time of presentation and regularly throughout their hospital stay, and receives pain management including the use of multimodal analgesia, if clinically appropriate.
Standard: Health

Patient Experience

393491 | Outcome Area
Australians have positive health and aged care experiences which take account of individual circumstances and care needs.
Standard: Health

Preventing falls and pressure injuries

624405 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with delirium is provided with care based on their risk of falls and pressure injuries.
Standard: Health

Prevention

393136 | Outcome Area
Australians are born and remain healthy.
Standard: Health

Primary and Community Health

393484 | Outcome Area
Australians receive appropriate high quality and affordable primary and community health services.
Standard: Health

Risk stratification

624374 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with a non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS) is managed based on a documented, evidence-based assessment of their risk of an adverse event.
Standard: Health

Social Inclusion and Indigenous Health

393493 | Outcome Area
Australia’s health system promotes social inclusion and reduces disadvantage, especially for Indigenous Australians.
Standard: Health, Indigenous

Surgical prophylaxis

624364 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
If a patient having surgery requires prophylactic antibiotics, the prescription is made in accordance with the current version of the Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic (Antibiotic Expert Group 2014) (or local antibiotic formulary that aligns with the current Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic), and takes into consideration the patient’s clinical condition.
Standard: Health

Sustainability

393495 | Outcome Area
Australians have a sustainable health system.
Standard: Health

Timely reperfusion

624371 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient with an acute ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), for whom emergency reperfusion is clinically appropriate, is offered timely percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or fibrinolysis in accordance with the time frames recommended by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (2011). In general, primary PCI is recommended if the time from first medical contact to balloon inflation is anticipated to be less than 90 minutes,...
Standard: Health

Timing of surgery

628054 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient presenting to hospital with a hip fracture, or sustaining a hip fracture while in hospital, receives surgery within 48 hours, if no clinical contraindication exists and the patient prefers surgery.
Standard: Health

Transition from hospital care

628060 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Before a hip fracture patient leaves hospital, the patient and their carer are involved in the development of an individualised care plan that describes the patient’s ongoing care and goals of care after they leave hospital. The plan is developed collaboratively with the patient’s general practitioner. The plan identifies any changes in medicines, any new medicines, and equipment and contact details for rehabilitation services they may require. It also describes mobilisation activities, wound ca...
Standard: Health

Transition from hospital care

624413 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Before a patient with current or resolved delirium leaves hospital, the patient and their carer are involved in the development of an individualised care plan and are provided with information about delirium. The plan describes the ongoing care that the patient will require after they leave hospital, including a summary of any changes in medicines, strategies to help reduce the risk of delirium and prevent complications from it, and any other ongoing treatments. The plan is provided to the patie...
Standard: Health

Use of broad-spectrum antibiotics

624357 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
A patient who is treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics has the treatment reviewed and, if indicated, switched to treatment with a narrow-spectrum antibiotic. This is guided by the patient’s clinical condition and the results of microbiology tests.
Standard: Health

Use of guidelines and clinical condition

624351 | Outcome Area | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
When a patient is prescribed antibiotics, whether empirical or directed, this is done in accordance with the current version of the Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic (Antibiotic Expert Group 2014) (or local peer reviewed antibiotic formulary that aligns with the current Therapeutic guidelines: antibiotic). This is also guided by the patient’s clinical condition and/or the results of microbiology testing.
Standard: Health

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