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Acute coronary syndromes: 1a-Patients whose care is guided by a documented chest pain assessment pathway

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 1a-Patients whose care is guided by a documented chest pain assessment pathway
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612072
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients presenting with acute chest pain, or other symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), whose care is guided by a documented chest pain assessment pathway.

Rationale:Help on this term

Adherence to using and documenting the chest pain assessment pathway optimises patient outcomes in the management of ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Working Group 2006).

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Both the numerator and the denominator only include cases where Hospital service—care type, code N[N]  = 1 Acute care.

Both the numerator and the denominator include patients with acute chest pain, or other symptoms suggestive of ACS.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients presenting to hospital with acute chest pain, or other symptoms suggestive of ACS, whose care is guided by a documented chest pain assessment pathway.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients presenting to hospital with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of ACS.

Comments:Help on this term

Assessment is still indicated for patients with advance care directives, on a palliative care pathway, subject to discussion with patients, family and carers.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this term

N[NN]

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

Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Working Group 2006. Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2006. Medical Journal of Australia 184(8):S1–S30.

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