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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:5a- Proportion of patients with delirium who had a comprehensive assessment that includes relevant multidisciplinary consultation to investigate the cause(s) of delirium
METeOR identifier:745818
Registration status:Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 09/09/2021
Description:

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

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

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:

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:

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100‚Äč

Numerator:

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

Denominator:

The number of patients with delirium.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

N[NN]

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Reference documents:

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