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Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 5a- Proportion of patients with delirium who had a comprehensive assessment that includes relevant multidisciplinary consultation to investigate the cause(s) of delirium

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term5a- Proportion of patients with delirium who had a comprehensive assessment that includes relevant multidisciplinary consultation to investigate the cause(s) of delirium
METeOR identifier:Help on this term745818
Registration status:Help on this termAustralian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 09/09/2021
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of patients with delirium who had a comprehensive assessment that includes relevant multidisciplinary consultation to investigate the cause(s) of delirium.

Indicator set:Help on this termClinical care standard indicators: delirium 2021 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 09/09/2021

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

For the numerator and denominator identify patients with delirium using the ICD codes specified in the Hospital-Acquired Complications (HACs) List - Specifications, worksheet 1, where complication group = 11. Delirium.

The numerator includes patients with delirium for whom a comprehensive assessment was undertaken, in consultation with the patient and their family or carer where appropriate, to investigate the cause(s) of their delirium.

To be included in the numerator, the comprehensive assessment must include multidisciplinary consultation, undertaken during the hospital stay, be documented in the patient’s medical record, and include all of the following (ACSQHC, 2021):

  • A medical and social history — paying close attention to  the patient’s medication history and their pain management needs, and their hydration and nutritional status
  • A physical examination, and
  • Investigations (blood tests, urine tests, etc.), informed by the patient’s medical history and physical examination. 

‘Multidisciplinary’ means the assessment includes consultations with clinicians from more than one discipline. These consultations can be in person or via telehealth. 

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100‚Äč

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of patients with delirium who had a comprehensive assessment that includes relevant multidisciplinary consultation to investigate the cause(s) of delirium.

Denominator:Help on this term

The number of patients with delirium.

Representational attributes

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

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Delirium Clinical Care Standard. Sydney: ACSQHC; 2021.

 

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