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The National Heart Failure Audit published its sixth annual report on 21 November 2013. More...
Published: Nov 21, 2013 12:00:15 AM
Acting as a 'window' into National Adult Cardiac Surgery
Audit (NACSA) data, the SCTS iData app allows users to place filters on
different types of heart surgery to generate a report showing analysis of all
heart operations in the UK between April 2008 – March 2012. Reports
provide a running total of procedures as you add each filter, with the
to generate a report at any time.
Published: Oct 29, 2013 5:41:24 PM
Another year has gone by and another MINAP Public Report has been published, providing an insight into how the NHS cares for patients with Heart Attack. More...
Published: Oct 16, 2013 11:02:43 AM
Following on from the release of patient friendly reports for Heart
Failure and MINAP, the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA)
today (3 September) publishes 'UK Heart Surgery: What Patients Can Expect from their Surgeons' in partnership with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS).
Published: Sep 3, 2013 8:47:16 AM
As part of the ‘Everyone Counts’ initiative, individual consultants’ results are being published, based on national clinical audit data. Two of NICOR’s national cardiac audits are amongst the 10 specialties covered, providing data in relation to adult cardiac surgery and non-surgical interventional cardiology. The work was coordinated for NHS England by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which commissions national clinical audit work for NHS England. More...
Published: Jun 28, 2013 10:24:28 AM
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is one of the two coronary revascularisation techniques currently used in the treatment of ischaematic heart disease, the other being coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).
The PCI procedure is used to treat patients whose coronary arteries - which
supply the heart with blood - are narrowed or blocked. The procedure works by
mechanically improving blood flow to the heart. A small balloon is inserted
which, when inflated widens the artery. In most cases a 'stent', a metal mesh scaffold, is implanted to keep the artery wall open.
The audit was launched in 2002 and collects data submitted by hospitals in the UK. Based on the British Cardiovascular Interventional Society (BCIS) dataset, the audit provides information on the :
- structure of provision of PCI care across the United Kingdom
- appropriateness of the delivery of that care
- process by which the care is delivered (e.g. any delays to emergency PCI treatment for heart attacks)
- outcomes for patients receiving this treatment. This is risk adjusted to try and take into account factors such as age, severity of illness to ensure the information about the quality of care is reliable.
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