Transition from hospital care

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Outcome Area
METeOR identifier:624413
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:

Before a patient with current or resolved delirium leaves hospital, the patient and their carer are involved in the development of an individualised care plan and are provided with information about delirium. The plan describes the ongoing care that the patient will require after they leave hospital, including a summary of any changes in medicines, strategies to help reduce the risk of delirium and prevent complications from it, and any other ongoing treatments. The plan is provided to the patient and their carer before discharge, and to their general practitioner or ongoing clinical provider within 48 hours of discharge.

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: 7a-Proportion of patients with current or resolved delirium who have an individualised care plan Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 7b-Proportion of older patients with current or resolved delirium who are readmitted for delirium within 28 days 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.