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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Indicator 5b-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke on cholesterol lowering medication on separation from hospital
METeOR identifier:719062
Registration status:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 09/09/2019
Description:

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:Clinical care standard indicators: acute stroke Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 03/11/2020

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

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:

(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke prescribed and administered cholesterol lowering medication on separation from hospital.

Denominator:

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Episode
Format:

N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care