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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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 7-Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s) who are offered uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term667334
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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Proportion of patients with heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s) who are offered uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy.

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, ‘offered’ means that it is documented in the medical record that the patient was presented with uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s).

For the numerator, ‘uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy’ includes pharmaceutical treatment (e.g. levonorgestrel intra-uterine system), endometrial ablation, hysteroscopic resection, myomectomy or uterine artery embolisation, as appropriate to the patient’s specific pathology.

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude the following:

  • patients undergoing further investigations to exclude malignancy and significant pathology; and
  • patients with confirmed malignancy or hyperplasia.

Presented as a percentage.

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(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients offered uterine-preserving alternatives to hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s).

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients diagnosed with heavy menstrual bleeding of benign cause(s).

Representational attributes

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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: public and private specialist gynaecology clinics and practices, and public and private hospitals.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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