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Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard indicators: Proportion of patients prescribed appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Technical name:Help on this termVenous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard indicators: Proportion of patients prescribed appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis
METeOR identifier:Help on this term697323
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients prescribed appropriate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis.

 

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018

Collection and usage attributes

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For the numerator, 'appropriate' means in relation to the patient's VTE and bleeding risks, and in accordance with the locally approved guideline/policy.

VTE prophylaxis may include medicines, mechanical devices, early mobilisation and/ or patient education. For lower risk patients, prophylaxis may not be required. The requirement for prophylaxis and the type should be documented in the patient's medical record.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of patients prescribed​ VTE prophylaxis appropriate to their VTE and bleeding risks, and in accordance with the locally approved guideline/policy.

Denominator:Help on this term

The number of patients prescribed​ VTE prophylaxis.

Comments:Help on this term

See the Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard (ACSQHC 2018) for key considerations for the safe and effective use of VTE prevention methods.

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: public and private hospitals and day procedure centre.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACSQHC (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care) 2018. Venous thromboembolism prevention clinical care standard. Sydney: ACSQHC.

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