Night Time Discharges

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The proportion of patients where Dispo is a ward or step-down and where where Dispo DtTm is between 22:00 and 06:59

Indicator: Night Time Discharge Rate
Created/Raw: Created
Program: Critical Care
Start Date:
End Date


QI domain

  • Timely
  • Efficient
  • Safe

Reported as

Percent of discharges to ward

Significance

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

Inclusion Criteria

100% of all survived ICU patients discharged to ward

Exclusion Criteria

Frequency

Definition and Derivation

The proportion of patients discharged to the ward or step-down where discharge occurred between 22:00 and 06:59

Numerator

Num = Number of survived discharges to ward that occurred between 22:00 and 06:59

Denominator

Denom = Number of survived discharges to ward

Formula

Night Time Discharge Rate (%) = Num / Denom * 100

Example

  • 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 %

Data Sources

The following fields from L_Log table - Discharge time (Hour) from Dispo DtTm field and Dispo field are used.

SAS Program

X:\Julie\SAS_CFE\CFE_macros\datetimes.sas

Report Users

  • Critical Care Directors and Site Managers
  • Critical Care Quality Improvement Team