Acute coronary syndromes: 6e-Discharge summary provided to general practitioner or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours of separation from hospital

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Indicator 6e-Discharge summary provided to general practitioner or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours of separation from hospital
METeOR identifier:612091
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:

Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) whose discharge summary is provided to their general practitioner (GP) or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours of separation from hospital.

Rationale:

The provision of a discharge summary to a GP or ongoing clinical provider demonstrates appropriate clinical handover (ACSQHC 2013).

Indicator set:Clinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Outcome area:Individualised care plan Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

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

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ACS whose discharge summary has been provided to their GP or relevant health service provider within 48 hours of separation from hospital.

Denominator:

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ACS separated from hospital.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Episode
Format:

N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2013. Accreditation evidence of implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. Sydney: ACSQHC.