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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

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Short name:Help on this termIndicator 4a-Local arrangements for conducting investigative pelvic ultrasound in days 5–10 of the menstrual cycle for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667306
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018
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Evidence of local arrangements for conducting investigative pelvic ultrasound in days 5–10 of the menstrual cycle for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding.

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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Local arrangements should specify that when scheduling an appointment for transvaginal and/or transabdominal ultrasound to investigate causes of heavy menstrual bleeding, the patient is advised that the ultrasound needs to be conducted during days 5-10 of their menstrual cycle. A suitable protocol should be in place to check the appropriate timing for that patient, according to their cycle, and to book the appointment accordingly.

The local arrangements should also specify that the patient is asked again about their menstrual cycle when presenting for the ultrasound, and that if it is not within days 5–10, the patient is provided with the option to reschedule.

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A healthcare setting where care is provided to patients with heavy menstrual bleeding which has documented evidence of local arrangements should record ‘Yes’. Otherwise, the healthcare setting should record ‘No'.

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Yes/No

Accountability attributes

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Applicable setting: radiology clinics.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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See also 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

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