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Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 5b- Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke on cholesterol lowering medication on separation from hospital, 2019

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 5b-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke on cholesterol lowering medication on separation from hospital
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719062
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 prescribed and administered cholesterol lowering medication, where not contraindicated, on separation from hospital.

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.

The numerator requires evidence of prescription and administration of cholesterol lowering medication prior to seperation.

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude patients for whom cholesterol lowering medication(s) are contraindicated and where the contraindication is clearly documented. 

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude patients who:

  • decline treatment
  • die in hospital
  • placed on a palliative care pathway.

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 prescribed and administered cholesterol lowering medication on separation from hospital.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke separated from hospital.

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Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
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N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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