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Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 3-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who are offered pharmaceutical treatment

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 3-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding who are offered pharmaceutical treatment
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667302
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients newly presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding who are offered options for pharmaceutical treatment at their first or second visit.

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

Collection and usage attributes

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For the numerator and denominator ‘newly presenting’ means that the patient presented with heavy menstrual bleeding as a new problem.

For the numerator, ‘first visit’ means the visit at which the patient newly presented with heavy menstrual bleeding. The ‘second visit’ is the visit following the first visit.

For the numerator, ‘offered’ means that the patient was presented with options for pharmaceutical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding, or that it is documented in the medical record that the patient was presented with options for pharmaceutical treatment but refused.

Both the numerator and the denominator include the following:

  • patients undergoing further investigations to exclude malignancy and significant pathology
  • patients without suspected pathology.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients newly presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding who are offered options for pharmaceutical treatment at their first or second visit.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients newly presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
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N[NN]

Accountability attributes

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Applicable settings: primary care settings (including general practice, family planning and sexual health services).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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