Osteoarthritis of the knee clinical care standard indicators: 1a-Local arrangements to ensure that patients newly diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis have a comprehensive assessment
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Indicator 1a-Local arrangements to ensure that patients newly diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis have a comprehensive assessment|
Documented evidence of local arrangements to ensure that patients who are newly diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis have a comprehensive assessment undertaken.
Assessment of a comprehensive range of factors is essential to clinical decision-making (Pencharz & MacLean 2004).
|Indicator set:||Clinical care standard indicators: osteoarthritis of the knee|
Health, Standard 02/08/2017
Collection and usage attributes
The local arrangements should specify that all newly diagnosed patients with knee osteoarthritis have a comprehensive assessment undertaken.
A ‘comprehensive assessment’ involves a clinician taking a detailed history of the patient that includes the presenting symptoms and other health conditions, a physical examination (including measurement of height and weight to calculate body mass index), and a psychosocial evaluation, to identify factors (especially level of pain) that may impact on the patient’s ability to do their usual daily activities and participate in work, leisure and social activities. A comprehensive assessment should use a clinically validated assessment tool. A range of clinically validated assessment tools is available (see list in the Comments section).
‘Newly diagnosed’ means that the patient was diagnosed or referred with knee osteoarthritis in the last three months.
Healthcare settings where care is provided to patients with knee osteoarthritis that have documented evidence of local arrangements, should record ‘Yes’.
Otherwise, the healthcare setting should record ‘No’.
A comprehensive assessment should use clinically validated assessment tools, such as:
This indicator has been adapted from the Osteoarthritis quality standard (NICE 2015).
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
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Applicable setting: all healthcare settings where care is provided to patients with knee osteoarthritis, including primary care, specialist care, hospitals and community settings.
Source and reference attributes
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