Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 15/05/2017|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if acute coronary syndrome (ACS) data are to be collected. This data set enables individual hospitals or health service areas to develop collection methods and policies appropriate for their service.
The scope for the ACS (clinical) NBPDS is to collect data on the period between when a person with ACS symptoms was first referred to a hospital or directly presented at a hospital, and when a person leaves the hospital, either from the emergency department or is discharged from the hospital. Some of the data relevant to the management of patients attending hospital with ACS symptoms is specified for collection at follow-up visits with a specialist or as a non-admitted patient.
An acute coronary syndrome reflects the spectrum of coronary artery disease resulting in acute myocardial ischaemia, and span unstable angina, non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Clinically these diagnoses encompass a wide variation in risk, require complex and time urgent risk stratification and represent a large social and economic burden.
The definitions used in this data set are designed to underpin the data collected by health professionals in their day-to-day acute care practice. They relate to the realities of an acute clinical consultation for patients presenting with chest pain/discomfort and the need to correctly identify, evaluate and manage patients at increased risk of a coronary event.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
There are 6 data clusters in the ACS NBPDS. To ensure a complete description of the clinical management of ACSs, it is recommended that all data clusters be collected along with the individual data elements during the current ACS event by the individual hospital or health service area.
The 6 data clusters in this data set include:
The ACS NBPDS is primarily concerned with the clinical use of acute coronary syndrome data. Acute care environments such as hospital emergency departments, coronary care units or similar acute care areas are the settings in which implementation of the core ACS NBPDS should be considered. A wider range of health and health related establishments that create, use or maintain records on health care clients could also use it.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013