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Acute coronary syndromes clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) on aspirin or dual antiplatelet therapy on separation from hospital, 2019-

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termIndicator 6b-Proportion of patients with ACS discharged on aspirin or dual antiplatelet therapy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term719400
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 a final diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who are prescribed aspirin or dual antiplatelet therapy on separation from hospital.

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

The denominator excludes ACS patients who died in hospital, who are being treated with anticoagulants, and for whom aspirin and other antiplatelet therapies are contraindicated, and for whom the contraindication is documented. Contraindications may include advance care directives, being on a palliative care pathway, and clinical judgement, subject to discussion with patients, family and carers.

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 ACS who are prescribed aspirin or other dual antiplatelet therapy on separation from hospital.

Denominator:Help on this term

Number of patients with a final diagnosis of ACS who are separated from hospital.

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

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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