Night Time Discharges
|Indicator:||Night Time Discharge Rate|
|Start Date:||April 1, 2007|
|Reports:||Critical Care Program Quality Indicator Report|
- Default form:
Used in aggregate form as "per location" and/or "per timeframe", e.g. by month/quarter/year x Ward/Unit x Hospital.
Percent of discharges to ward per period of time.
Discharge from ICU at night occurs because of either the delay of an elective discharge, an unplanned discharge is forced due to inadequate ICU capacity. Night time discharges have been associated with adverse outcomes.
Sampling Plan / Procedure
100% of all survived ICU patients discharged to ward
Survived ICU patients who are not discharged to ward (e.g. OR, Home/PCH, other ICU)
Month, quarterly or yearly with time reference based on ICU discharge dates.
Definition and Derivation
The proportion of patients discharged to the ward or step-down where discharge occurred between 22:00 and 06:59
Num = Number of survived discharges to ward that occurred between 22:00 and 06:59
Denom = Number of survived discharges to ward
Night Time Discharge Rate (%) = Num / Denom * 100
- Time Reference: Discharge Dates from Jan 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017
- Total survived discharges to ward that occurred between 22:00 and 06:59 = 21
- Total survived discharges to ward = 102
- Night Time Discharge Rate(%) = 21 / 102 * 100= 20.6 %
The following fields from L_Log table are used :
- Critical Care Directors and Site Managers
- Critical Care Quality Improvement Team