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Cataract clinical care standard indicators: 5 - Evidence of a locally approved protocol to prioritise patients for cataract surgery according to clinical need

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Short name:Help on this termIndicator 5 - Evidence of a locally approved protocol to prioritise patients for cataract surgery according to clinical need
METeOR identifier:Help on this term711426
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 to prioritise patients for cataract surgery according to clinical need.

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 specify the process to prioritise patients according to clinical need using a systematic, transparent method that takes into account the patient’s:

  • Visual impairment and vision-related activity limitations 
  • Co-morbidity 
  • Potential harms from delayed surgery, and
  • Potential to benefit from cataract surgery.

This protocol should apply where there is a waiting list for cataract surgery. 

Use of the National Elective surgery prioritisation criteria reference alone is not sufficient evidence, as even within those categories, prioritisation should apply.

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A healthcare setting where surgery is provided to patients with cataract which has a documented process should record ‘Yes’. Otherwise, the healthcare setting should record ‘No'.

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Yes/No

Accountability attributes

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Applicable settings: 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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