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Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard indicators: 6a-Proportion of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) provided with an individualised care plan, 2019-

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6a-Proportion of ACS patients provided with a written, individualised care plan
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719398
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 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients provided with a written, individualised care plan (addressing factors such as gradual physical activity, smoking cessation and therapies addressing psychosocial needs).

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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

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

Both the numerator and the denominator exclude patients who died in hospital, patients separated on a palliative care pathway, or where adherence to a secondary prevention plan is not indicated.

For an individualised care plan to be included for a patient in the numerator, it needs to be a written plan, addressing factors specific to the patient, such as:

  • lifestyle counselling on smoking cessation, ambulatory exercise and healthy eating
  • an angina symptom management plan which entails guidance on the use of prescribed medicines to manage acute worsening or new unstable angina symptoms, and when and how (i.e. call ambulance ranther than self-drive) to present to EDs for acute care.

Presented as a percentage.

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(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of ACS patients provided with an individualised care plan.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of ACS patients separated from hospital.

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Ensure the advice provided in the care plan is culturally and linquistically appropriate with paticular consideration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and CALD groups.

Representational attributes

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

National Heart Foundation of Australia & Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 2016 Executive Working Group 2016. Australian clinical guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes 2016. Heart, Lung, and Circulation 25: 895-951.

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