Assessing for delirium
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Outcome Area|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/09/2016|
A patient with cognitive impairment on presentation to hospital, or who has an acute change in behaviour or cognitive function during a hospital stay, is promptly assessed for delirium by a clinician trained and competent in delirium diagnosis and the use of a validated diagnostic tool. The patient and their carer, family member or other informant are asked about any recent changes in the patient’s behaviour or thinking. The patient’s diagnosis is discussed with them and is documented.
|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: 2b-Proportion of patients who screen positive for cognitive impairment at admission who are assessed for delirium using a validated diagnostic tool Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 2c-Rate of delirium among acute admitted patients Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Source and reference attributes
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2015. Delirium clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.