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Heavy menstrual bleeding

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667292
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 16/10/2017
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 28/08/2018
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Heavy menstrual bleeding is excessive menstrual blood loss which interferes with a person's physical, emotional, social and material quality of life, and which can occur alone or in combination with other symptoms (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 2016).

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) 2016. Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management. Clinical guideline (update). London: NICE. Viewed 15 June 2016, https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg44/resources/heavy-menstrual-bleeding-assessment-and-management-975447024325.

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Clinical care standard indicators: heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 1-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who are tested for iron deficiency and anaemia Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 2-Local arrangements for the provision of consumer-focused information about heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 3-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who are offered pharmaceutical treatment Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 4a-Local arrangements for conducting investigative pelvic ultrasound in days 5–10 of the menstrual cycle for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 4b-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who have appropriate reporting following an investigative pelvic ultrasound Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 5a-Local arrangements for referral of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding for insertion of a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 5b-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who are deemed clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system and have one inserted or are referred for insertion Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 6-Local arrangements to ensure timely and appropriate referral to a specialist for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 7-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s) who are offered uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 9-Local arrangements to measure and act upon patient-reported outcomes related to heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

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