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Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 5b-Proportion of patients with delirium assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 5b-Proportion of patients with delirium assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries
METeOR identifier:Help on this term628106
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/09/2016
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with delirium assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries.

Rationale:Help on this term

Patients with delirium are at greater risk of adverse events, including falls (Travers et al. 2013; Inouye et al. 2014; Maher & Almeida 2002) and pressure injuries (Inouye et al. 2014; Maher & Almeida 2002).

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: delirium Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPreventing falls and pressure injuries Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

For the numerator, assessment of patients with delirium for the risk of falls and pressure injuries should be systematic, based on a local assessment tool, and documented in the patient’s medical record.

Unless explicitly stated in the indicator, all patients with delirium are included in both the numerator and the denominator, not only those where Hospital service—care type, code N[N] = 1 Acute care.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with delirium assessed for risk of falls and pressure injuries.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with delirium.

Comments:Help on this term

This indicator has been sourced from the Key principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons (ACI 2014).

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACI (Agency for Clinical Innovation) 2014. Key Principles for care of confused hospitalised older persons. Sydney: ACI.

Inouye S, Westendorp R & Saczynski J 2014. Delirium in elderly people. The Lancet 383(9920):911-22.

Maher S & Almeida O 2002. Delirium in the elderly another medical emergency. Current Therapeutics March 2002:39-45.

Travers C, Byrne G, Pachana N, Klein K & Gray L 2013. Delirium in Australian hospitals: a prospective study. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 2013:284780.

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