Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Indicator 3a-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who have documented treatment in a stroke unit|
Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who have documented treatment in a stroke unit at any time during their hospital stay, in the reference Local Hospital Network (LHN) or other stroke network.
|Indicator set:||Clinical care standard indicators: acute stroke|
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 03/11/2020
Collection and usage attributes
Both the numerator and the denominator include patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke.
For the numerator, a ‘stroke unit’ is defined as care provided in a hospital ward with the following minimum elements:
There are two types of stroke units that treat acute stroke patients:
Each model has a service provided in a discrete ward or dedicated beds within a larger ward, with a specialised multidisciplinary team with allocated staff for the care of patients with stroke. The numerator includes patients admitted to either type of stroke unit.
Presented as a percentage.
(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100
Number of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who separated from hospital with documented evidence of treatment in a stroke unit at any time during their acute hospital stay.
Number of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who separated from hospital.
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
National Stroke Foundation 2019. Acute stroke services framework. Melbourne: National Stroke Foundation