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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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 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
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667319
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 with heavy menstrual bleeding who are deemed clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system, choose to have one, and have one inserted or are referred for insertion.

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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This indicator applies both to practices where there are clinicians who are trained to insert levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine systems, and to those where there are not.

For the numerator, ‘locally’ means at the practice that is measuring this indicator. For the patient to be counted as having been referred to another provider, this must be documented in their medical record at the referring practice.

The denominator excludes:

  • patients with suspected or confirmed structural or histological abnormalities, as documented in their medical record; and
  • patients who are not clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system, as documented in their medical record.

The denominator includes patients who are deemed clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system, but who choose not to have one inserted.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding deemed clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system, who choose to have one, and who have one inserted locally or who are referred to another provider to have one inserted.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding deemed clinically suitable for a levonorgestrel-releasing intra-uterine system.

Representational attributes

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

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Relational attributes

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See also 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

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