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Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who require assistance with activities of daily living, and whose carer(s) received relevant training prior to 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 6b- Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who require assistance with activities of daily living, and whose carer(s) received relevant training prior to separation from hospital
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719070
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 acute stroke who require assistance with activities of daily living, and whose carer(s) received relevant training prior to 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 acute stroke. The final diagnosis is made at the hospital where the patient is admitted for the acute phase of management of their stroke.

Both the numerator and the denominator only include patients who require assistance with activities of daily living following their acute stroke.

Both the numerator and the denominator only include patients separated to their usual residence, own accommodation or welfare institution following the acute episode of care, that is, where Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N = 9 Other.  Welfare institutions includes prisons, hostels and group homes providing primarily welfare services.

Both the numerator and denominator exclude:

  • Acute stroke patients separated from hospital who do not have a carer.
  • Patients whose carers do not want training in personal care.

For the numerator, carer training should have the following components:

  • personal care techniques
  • communication strategies
  • physical handling techniques
  • ongoing prevention and other stroke-specific problems
  • safe swallowing
  • dietary modification
  • management of behaviours and psychosocial issues (Stroke Foundation 2017).

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 acute stroke who require assistance with activities of daily living and whose carer or carers received training prior to the patient's separation from hospital.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke requiring assistance with activities of daily living upon seperation from hospital and who have a carer or carers.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this term

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

Stroke Foundation 2017. Clinical guidelines for stroke management. Melbourne: Stroke Foundation

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