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Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 5d- Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke on antithrombotic medications 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 5d- Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke on antithrombotic medications on separation from hospital
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719116
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 09/09/2019
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Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of ischaemic stroke prescribed and administered antithrombotic medications, 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 antithrombotics prior to separation. Antithrombotic medications include: oral anticoagulants, such as warfarin, apixaban, rivaroxaban or dabigatran; and antiplatelet agents, such as aspirin, clopidogrel and dipyridamole.

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude patients for whom antithrombotics are contraindicated (where the contraindication is clearly documented). Contraindications may include:

  • decline treatment
  • where there are limitations of therapy (i.e. advance care directive is enacted and/or the patient is 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 antithrombotic medications 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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Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
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N[NN]

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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