Early screening

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624393
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:

A patient presenting to hospital with one or more key risk factors for delirium receives cognitive screening using a validated test. In addition, the patient and their carer, family member or other informant, are asked about any recent changes (within hours or days) in the patient’s behaviour or thinking.

Relational attributes

Indicator sets linked to this outcome area:

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

Indicators linked to this outcome area:

Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 1a-Evidence of local arrangements for cognitive screening of patients presenting to hospital with one or more key risk factors for delirium Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 1b-Proportion of older patients undergoing cognitive screening within 24 hours of admission to hospital using a validated test 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) 2015. Delirium clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.