NICOR, the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS), and the University of Manchester, has released the SCTS Governance Tool. This new online rescource enables cardiac surgery consultants to access information about their clinical activity and outcomes, which facilitates effective monitoring of data quality and clinical practice. The tool allows selection of time periods and operative groups to generate downloadable reports ‘on demand’, which show analysis based on up-to-date, and 'cleaned', National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data. More...
Published: Feb 7, 2014 3:28:12 PM
The 2012 annual report on devices from the Cardiac Rhythm Management National Audit has now been published. It is available to view and download from: More...
Published: Feb 5, 2014 1:48:26 PM
NICOR (The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) collects patient information from hospitals across the UK to try and improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients that have heart problems and treatments. These include adult heart surgery, heart attack, heart procedures, heart devices (for example pacemakers), heart failure and congenital heart surgery. More...
Published: Feb 4, 2014 2:11:08 PM
Report National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventional (PCI) procedures 2012
published January 30th 2014.
Expansion in the use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National Audit of PCI (covering 2012). Key findings from the report include: More...
Published: Jan 30, 2014 8:09:31 AM
Acute myocardial infarction: a comparison of short-term survival in national outcome registries in Sweden and the UK
The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), from which the data for the Lancet paper was obtained, continues to collect detailed information about the care provided to patients with heart attack. This demonstrates the commitment of participating clinicians, Trusts and governments to improvements in quality of care. While important improvements have been made since 2010, the end of the period studied by the researchers, there is no room for complacency. We need to continue emphasising both the provision of the best modern care, and the recording of that care. We also need to shift from publishing details of the process of care to the outcomes of care. It is our intention to produce a preliminary report of outcomes for each hospital this year. More...
Published: Jan 23, 2014 10:33:12 AM
Cardiac Rhythm Management
A database of implantable pacemakers (PM) has been in existence since the late 1970s. Implantable defibrillators (ICD),a treatment modality to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) were added to the database in 1988.
Implantable devices to assist in the management of heart failure (CRT-P and CRT-D) were entering clinical use were added to the audit in 1998. The audit also records the use of implantable monitoring devices (LOOP).
By 2007 over 500,000 total devices have been recorded, making this one of the largest, and certainly, the longest running audit in modern cardiology.
ICD therapy has been
the subject of two NICE reviews, each recommending widespread adoption of the
NATIONAL CLINICAL AUDIT DATASET CHANGE NOTIFICATION
*Effective from 1st April 2014
The new Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) datasets, developed by the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) following widespread consultation, are now ready to be used from the 1st April 2014.
Please can you ensure if you are using a third party or local system that your software is modified to incorporate these datasets. These datasets have been refined and updated and represent a major step forward in auditing heart rhythm disorders in the UK.
The new datasets are available in the dataset section:
NATIONAL REPORT 2012 NOW AVAILABLE
The 2012 annual report on devices from the Cardiac Rhythm Management National Audit is now available. It can be downloaded using the link below.
This report contains summary information by Local Areat team (LAT) and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Data from 2010 and 2011 has been reanalysed by LAT and CCG to allow serial comparison. Full reports by individual LAT will follow as soon as possible.
Headlines from the report are:
- a striking rise in CRT device implantation
- ICD and pacemaker implants show little change
Any comments or queries should be sent to Morag.Cunningham[at]ucl.ac.uk
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