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Acute coronary syndromes: 6a-ACS patients with an individualised care plan

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6a-ACS patients with an individualised care plan
METeOR identifier:Help on this term612083
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients provided with a written, individualised care plan (addressing factors such as gradual physical activity, smoking cessation and therapies addressing psychosocial needs).

Rationale:Help on this term

ACS patients can successfully contribute to managing their own condition.

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

Collection and usage attributes

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

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude patients separated on a palliative care pathway, or where adherence to a secondary prevention plan is not indicated.

For an individualised care plan to be included for a patient in the numerator, it needs to be a written plan, addressing factors specific to the patient, such as:

  • gradual physical activity (except for patients who are very debilitated)
  • attention to lifestyle factors such as smoking cessation, nutrition, alcohol moderation, and weight management, as appropriate
  • rest
  • therapies addressing psychosocial needs
  • self-administration of short-acting nitrates
  • self-administration of aspirin; unless contraindicated (most patients should already be taking aspirin)
  • calling an ambulance (e.g. dialling 000) if chest pain or discomfort is not completely relieved within 10 minutes
  • individualised clinician notification and care plan for those living in areas where an ambulance is not readily available (Acute Coronary Syndrome Guidelines Working Group 2006).

Presented as a percentage.

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(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of ACS patients provided with an individualised care plan.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of ACS patients separated from hospital.

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Representational attributes

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