Life-threatening conditions

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624344
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016

A patient with a life-threatening condition due to a suspected bacterial infection receives prompt antibiotic treatment without waiting for the results of investigations.

Relational attributes

Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:

Clinical care standard indicators: antimicrobial stewardship Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Indicators linked to this outcome area:

Antimicrobial stewardship: 1a-Median time to first dose of antibiotics for patients with suspected bacterial meningitis, or for actual or suspected severe sepsis Health, Standard 12/09/2016

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) 2014. Antimicrobial stewardship clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.