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Clinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator Set
Indicator set type:Help on this termOther
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612027
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has produced the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard indicators to assist with local implementation of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014). The Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard aims to ensure that patients with an acute coronary syndrome receive optimal treatment from the onset of symptoms through to separation from hospital. This includes recognition of an acute coronary syndrome, rapid assessment, early management and early initiation of a tailored rehabilitation plan. Clinicians and health services can use the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard and indicators to support the delivery of high quality care.

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Outcome areas linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

Coronary angiography Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Early assessment Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Individualised care plan Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Risk stratification Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Timely reperfusion Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Indicators linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

Acute coronary syndromes: 1a-Patients whose care is guided by a documented chest pain assessment pathway Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 2a-Proportion of ambulances equipped with 12-lead ECG Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 2b-ECG performed within 10 minutes of arrival of ambulance Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 2c-ECG performed within 10 minutes of arrival to the emergency department Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 3a-STEMI patients receiving fibrinolysis or PCI Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 3b-STEMI patients receiving fibrinolysis within 30 minutes of hospital arrival Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 3c-PCI patients with STEMI with door-to-device within 90 minutes Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 4a-NSTEACS patients with documented assessment and risk stratification Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 4b-NSTEACS patients transferred to hospital with angiography facilities Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 5a-NSTEACS patients informed of the risks and benefits of coronary angiography Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 6a-ACS patients with an individualised care plan Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 6b-Patients discharged on aspirin or dual antiplatelet therapy Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 6c-Patients discharged on lipid-lowering therapy Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 6d-Patients referred to cardiac rehabilitation or other secondary prevention program Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute coronary syndromes: 6e-Discharge summary provided to general practitioner or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours of separation from hospital Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

National reporting arrangement:Help on this term

The Indicator specification: acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2014). The indicators are intended for local use by hospitals and Local Hospital Networks (LHNs). There are no benchmarks set for any of the indicators in the set.

Hospitals using Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard indicators can compare their results against themselves during a previous period, amongst other hospitals in the LHN, or other external hospitals with whom they have made such arrangements. Hospitals may also look to the literature for the experiences of other hospitals.

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The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has produced the Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard (2014) to support the delivery of appropriate care for a defined condition and is based on the best evidence available at the time of development. Health care professionals are advised to use clinical discretion and consideration of the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or their carer or guardian when applying information contained within the Clinical care standard. Consumers should use the information in the Clinical care standard as a guide to inform discussions with their health care professional about the applicability of the Clinical care standard to their individual condition.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2014. Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.

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