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Bipolar disorder in adults [QS95]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 5

Adults with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium have their dosage adjusted if their plasma lithium levels are outside the optimum range.

Quality standard measure: Adults with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium who have their plasma lithium levels maintained within the optimum range.
What was measured: Proportion of patients on lithium therapy with a record of lithium levels in the therapeutic range in the preceding 4 months.
Data collection end: July 2015
82.6%
Area covered: England
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality Outcomes Framework.

Quality standard measure: Kidney function among adults with bipolar disorder prescribed lithium.
What was measured: Proportion of patients on lithium therapy with a record of serum creatinine and TSH in the preceding 9 months.
Data collection end: July 2015
93.4%
Area covered: England
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality Outcomes Framework.


Statement: 7

Adults with bipolar disorder have a physical health assessment at least annually.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of adults with bipolar disorder who receive an annual physical health assessment.
What was measured: Proportion of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of blood pressure in the preceding 12 months.
Data collection end: July 2015
81.5%
Area covered: England
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality Outcomes Framework.



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