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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 anonymised patient information from across UK hospitals 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
Monitoring of survival rates after cardiac surgery was first introduced to the UK in 1977 with voluntary submission of data to the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Congenital Heart Disease portal contains dynamic content that allows patients to investigate the data from congenital heart centres across the UK. This website provides information about each congenital heart disease centre, the procedures/operations undertaken and the rate of survival for patients at each UK centre.
As a result of the Bristol Inquiry, which concluded that up to 35 babies died unnecessarily following referral to the Bristol Royal Infirmary, all paediatric cardiac centres in England and Scotland participate in the congenital heart disease audit.
This allows outcome analysis for the surgical or cardiac interventional treatment of children with congenital heart disease.
Data is collected electronically in a secure format. By using a unique patient identifier (the patient's NHS number) mortality and re-intervention are tracked centrally through the:
Independent data validation confirms the information is accurate. Patients, healthcare professionals and the public have access to information about the care they receive and national survival rates via the congenital heart disease portal.
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