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Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 6a-Carer support needs assessment

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6a-Carer support needs assessment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term627819
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 04/04/2017
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke whose carer(s) have had a documented formal needs assessment prior to separation from hospital.

Rationale:Help on this term

Assessment of carer support needs allows for referral to appropriate services.

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: acute stroke Health, Candidate 14/03/2017
Outcome area:Help on this termCarer training and support Health, Candidate 14/03/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Both the numerator and the denominator include patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke. The final diagnosis is made at the hospital where the patient is admitted for the acute phase of management of their stroke.

Both the numerator and the denominator only include patients separated to their usual residence, own accommodation or welfare institution following the acute episode of care (i.e. where Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N = 9 Other).  Welfare institutions includes prisons, hostels and group homes providing primarily welfare services.

Both the numerator and denominator exclude:

  • Acute stroke patients separated from hospital who do not have a carer.
  • Acute stroke patients or carer(s) that refuse a formal assessment.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke whose carer(s) have had a documented formal needs assessment.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who have a carer upon separation from hospital.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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