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Osteoarthritis of the knee clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion of patients with knee osteoarthritis with evidence of pain and function assessments within the previous 12 months

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6b-Proportion of patients with knee osteoarthritis with evidence of pain and function assessments within the previous 12 months
METeOR identifier:Help on this term644314
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 02/08/2017
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with knee osteoarthritis with evidence of a pain assessment and a function assessment undertaken within the previous 12 months.

Rationale:Help on this term

Given that managing pain and improving function are the two primary goals in the management of osteoarthritis, assessing these is essential to clinical decision making (Pencharz & MacLean 2004).

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: osteoarthritis of the knee Health, Standard 02/08/2017

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

45 years

Computation description:Help on this term

For the numerator, ‘evidence’ means that the patient has had both a pain and function assessment using clinically validated tools, and that the results of both tests are documented in the clinical notes maintained by the practice for the patient (paper or electronic). Providers of care to patients with knee osteoarthritis can use local tools, but need to ensure that the same tools are used with the same patients at different time points to measure change. These assessments should be undertaken at least every 12 months. Both assessments need to have been undertaken for the patient to be counted in the numerator.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with knee osteoarthritis with evidence of having had both pain and function assessments within the past 12 months.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Comments:Help on this term

This indicator has been adapted from Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis (Pencharz & MacLean 2004).

Representational attributes

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

N[NN]

Accountability attributes

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Applicable setting: all healthcare settings where care is provided to patients with knee osteoarthritis, including primary care, specialist care, hospitals and community settings.

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

Pencharz JN, & MacLean CH 2004. Measuring quality in arthritis care: the Arthritis Foundation's Quality Indicator set for osteoarthritis. Arthritis Rheumatology 51(4):538-548.

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