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Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 2a-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke who were provided thrombolysis, 2019-

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 2a-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke who were provided thrombolysis.
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719048
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 09/09/2019
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke who were provided thrombolysis.

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: acute stroke Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 09/09/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Both the numerator and the denominator include patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke who were thrombolysed.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke.

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Thrombolysis may involve surgical catheterisation, injection of the thrombolytic agent through an intravenous (IV) line, or other techniques. Therefore, it may involve different procedure codes (see Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 11th edn) NNNNN-NN), some of which may not be systematically coded. Therefore, it may not be comprehensively captured in administrative datasets, and instead, the patient's medical record should be reviewed to identify if and when thrombolysis has been given.

This indicator also applies to patients who are tele-thrombolysed (i.e. where telehealth technology is used to assess patients suitable for thrombolysis, and where thrombolysis is administered under the guidance of an appropriate specialist).

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]

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

NSF (National Stroke Foundation) 2017. Clinical guidelines for stroke management. Melbourne: NSF

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