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Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 6a-Proportion of patients with delirium who were assessed for risk of functional decline, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, and pressure injuries

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term6a-Proportion of patients with delirium who were assessed for risk of functional decline, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, and pressure injuries
METeOR identifier:Help on this term745822
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 were assessed for risk of functional decline, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, and pressure injuries.

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 who were assessed for risk of functional decline, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, and pressure injuries.

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 were assessed for risk of functional decline, dehydration, malnutrition, falls, and pressure injuries

Denominator:Help on this term

The number of patients with delirium.

Comments:Help on this term

This indicator is based on the Key Principles for Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (ACI, 2014).

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

Agency for Clinical Innovation. Key Principles for Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons. Sydney: ACI, 2014.

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

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