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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
Data is collected and submitted by centres using a minimum dataset of 40 fields and through the online Lotus Domino version of the central cardiac audit database (CCAD). To ensure patient confidentiality the CCAD uses advanced data encryption technology to control access to data through a secure key system.
Independent data validation is carried out by a visiting team comprising of a data auditor and a clinician. 20 submitted records are chosen at random by the validation team and compared with hospitals medical records, operating theatres records, and with laboratory records on cardiac catheterisation.
Entries are checked in log books and catheter laboratories for the entire year in each hospital to ensure complete ascertainment of procedures. Periodically submitted data is also compared with hospital episode statistics (HES). This external validation process over the years has seen major improvements in the quality of data submitted by units and is vital for accurate survival analysis.
In addition the service provides analytical support with the production of annual reports to all congenital centres and makes available national survival results for the treatment of congenital heart disease to the public domain.
The audit aims:
to monitor care and provide national analysis of outcomes of paediatric cardiac surgery and therapeutic cardiac catheterisations procedures in children with congenital heart disease.
to provide the means for hospitals to record and compare both immediate and long-term outcomes of children with congenital heart disease
to provide long term comparative statistics for each hospital contributing in the audit. At present this includes survival rates at 30 days and one year after treatment
the ability to track re-intervention wherever it takes place, enabling clinicians to identify the long-term outcomes for patients following any specific treatment
to provide clinicians and the public with more accurate information about likely outcomes of current treatments
to provide validated, centre specific survival results (30 days and one year) after treatment for children with congenital heart disease in the public domain
to provide verbal and written feedback to each centre on data completeness and quality following validation visits, to include advice on best practice from other centres to optimise data quality and data collection efficiency
to facilitate the development and validation of risk stratification for surgery and therapeutic catheterisation in congenital heart disease
to facilitate detection of best practice in terms of survival and freedom from re-intervention, thereby improving patient care
to facilitate detection of poor performance by providing validated information to bodies involved with ongoing quality assurance thereby improving patient care.
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