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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

Identifying and definitional attributes

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Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6-Local arrangements to ensure timely and appropriate referral to a specialist for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667329
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 to ensure timely and appropriate referral to a specialist for patients with heavy menstrual bleeding when there is suspicion of malignancy or other significant pathology, or inadequate response to pharmaceutical treatment.

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:

  • The need to refer patients for review by a specialist when:

- there is suspicion of malignancy or other significant pathology, based on clinical assessment or ultrasound findings; or

- the patient is not responding to pharmaceutical treatment.

  • The criteria and timeframes for referral, according to the specific clinical concern and/or suspected pathology.

These criteria and timeframes should be based on clinical practice guidelines, including those which are locally endorsed, and should incorporate prompt referral for possible malignancy.

Timeframes for referring patients who have not responded to pharmaceutical treatment should also be specified and ensure that referral has occurred after no more than six months of pharmaceutical treatment without a satisfactory response.

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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 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

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