Minimising use of antipsychotic medicines

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624408
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:

Treatment with an antipsychotic medicine is only considered if a patient with delirium is distressed and the cause of their distress cannot be addressed and non-drug strategies have failed to ease their symptoms.

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: 6a-Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that patients with delirium are not routinely prescribed antipsychotic medicines Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion of patients with delirium prescribed antipsychotic medicines in hospital 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.