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Hospital rapid response calls cluster

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term593582
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2015
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The scope of the Hospital rapid response calls cluster is all rapid response calls for patients admitted to hospital.

Hospital rapid response calls are part of a formal rapid response system designed to alert and call a team of designated staff for help when a patient's vital signs have fallen outside set criteria.

A hospital's rapid response team(s) may be specialised in its training for the situations to respond to (for instance, a cardiac arrest team) or its composition (for instance, teams made up of intensive care liaison nurses) or it may include both medical and nursing staff trained to respond rapidly to a wide range of situations involving patient clinical deterioration (for instance, medical emergency teams).

Collection and usage attributes

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Rapid response call

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The cluster is designed so that data on each rapid response call are recorded. Data are collected for each rapid response call placed with a rapid response team to attend to an admitted hospital patient. When there are multiple rapid response calls made during a single episode of admitted patient care, each call should be separately recorded.

A hospital may have more than 1 type of team trained to provide rapid responses. Therefore a single episode of admitted patient care may have multiple rapid response calls involving different types of rapid response teams.

The data collected on the rapid response calls should be linked to the episode of admitted patient care which contains other relevant information, for instance, patient demographics.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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High priority hospital complications (patient clinical deterioration) NBPDS 2015- Health, Standard 04/09/2015

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-Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call date, DDMMYYYYConditional99
-Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response call time, hhmmConditional99
-Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response outcome, code N[N]Conditional99
-Episode of admitted patient care—rapid response team type, code NConditional99
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