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Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 8b-Proportion of patients aged 65 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experienced delirium in hospital and were readmitted for delirium within 10 days

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term8b-Proportion of patients aged 65 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experienced delirium in hospital and were readmitted for delirium within 10 days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term745831
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 aged 65 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experienced delirium in hospital and were readmitted for delirium within 10 days.

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

Population group age from:Help on this term

65 years or older, or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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. Exclude separations where Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NN corresponds to Died. Where possible, exclude patients who died within 10 days of discharge following the initial episode of care.

For the numerator include patients with current or resolved delirium who are readmitted to hospital for delirium within 10 days following discharge from the initial episode of care during which the delirium was diagnosed.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100​

Numerator:Help on this term

The number of patients aged 65 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experienced delirium in hospital and were readmitted for delirium within 10 days.

Denominator:Help on this term

The number of patients aged 65 years or older or 45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who experienced delirium in hospital.

Comments:Help on this term

Where possible, this indicator should include readmissions to any hospital. This relies on linked data and/or the use of a unique identifier, preferably across a geographic region where patients are likely to be readmitted (for example, a Local Hospital Network).

Excluding patients who died within 10 days of discharge may require linked death data.

This indicator is based on the Ontario Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy Delirium and Functional Decline Indicators (Wong et al, 2012).

Representational attributes

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

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

Wong K, Tsang A, Liu B & Schwartz R. The Ontario Senior Friendly Hospital Strategy Delirium and Functional Decline Indicators. Toronto: Ontario Local Health Integration Network; 2012.

 

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