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Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard indicators: 2a-Proportion of patients with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) with an electrocardiogram (ECG) performed and interpreted within 10 minutes of first clinical contact, 2019-

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 2a- Proportion of patients with an ECG performed and interpreted within 10 minutes of first clinical contact
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719385
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), with an 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) performed and interpreted before or within 10 minutes of first clinical contact.

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Both the numerator and denominator include patients with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of ACS.

‘First clinical contact’ is defined as the time that emergency medical services personnel arrive at the patient or presentation time at the emergency department.  

Presented as a percentage.

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(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of patients with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of ACS with 12- lead ECG performed and interpreted before or within 10 minutes of first clinical contact.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients presenting to ED, including via ambulance, with acute chest pain or other symptoms suggestive of ACS.

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It is common practice for clinicians to sign ECGs on review with date and time of review.

Representational attributes

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