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Cataract clinical care standard indicators: 3a- Evidence of a locally approved protocol to allocate appointments for patients considering cataract surgery

Identifying and definitional attributes

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Short name:Help on this termIndicator 3a- Evidence of a locally approved protocol to allocate appointments for patients considering cataract surgery
METeOR identifier:Help on this term711410
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 17/08/2021
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Evidence of a locally approved protocol that defines the process to allocate appointments for patients considering cataract surgery.  

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: Cataract Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 27/09/2021

Collection and usage attributes

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The protocol should define the:

  • Patient information required to be included in incoming referrals
  • Criteria for accepting referrals for ophthalmology assessment
  • Pathways for patients who do not meet the referral criteria, and
  • Criteria for prioritising appointments for ophthalmology assessment.
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A healthcare setting that has documented evidence of a locally approved protocol that is implemented should record 'Yes.' Otherwise, the healthcare setting should record ‘No.'

Representational attributes

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Yes/No

Accountability attributes

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Applicable settings: All public and private ophthalmology 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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