NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) analyses data submitted by NHS clinicians about heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR is committed to providing appropriately analysed, accurate outcome data in a timely manner which is understandable by the public, healthcare providers and the medical profession. We work closely with the specialist Clinical Societies. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2013 2:48:03 PM
Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...
Published: Jan 30, 2013 4:45:25 PM
Published: Jan 29, 2013 7:06:02 AM
The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2012 9:29:41 AM
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) has published its 11th Annual Public Report reporting on performance against national standards for hospitals that admit patients with a heart attack. More...
Published: Nov 15, 2012 12:24:33 AM
'Chase and run' cell movement mechanism explains metastasis
Jun 17, 2013 09:08AM
A mechanism that cells use to group together and move around the body – called 'chase and run' - has been described for the first time by scientists at UCL.Read more...
Blood pressure at night is higher than previously thought
Jun 11, 2013 11:05AM
Scientists at UCL have developed new technology which reveals that blood pressure measured close to the heart is much higher during sleep than previously thought. Night time blood pressure is a strong predictor of both heart disease and stroke, with previous studies establishing that blood pressure measured over the arm falls at night during sleep. However these new data indicate that the night-time decline in blood pressure may be less extensive than previously thought.Read more...
UCL awarded £11.1m towards new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation
Jun 06, 2013 22:59PM
UCL has been awarded £11.1 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) towards the cost of the new UCL Institute for Immunity and Transplantation at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.Read more...
Information on datasets
A dataset is a sequenced list of individual data items each with a clear label, definition and set of permissible values (codes and classifications) from which sets of data can be compiled. They are defined by the responsible project or professional groups.
Data may be entered directly using the supplied tool or imported from a third party software using scripts in the database. Third party suppliers who design files to be imported into the Central Cardiac Audit Database (CCAD) must construct the data as a quote delimited comma separated file where each line (tuple) represents a single patient procedure or event and the data items are all present in the correct sequence.
CCAD import scripts will detect whether 'additional' items are supplied and import these also. CCAD will accept either the 'short code' or the 'long code' listed in the datasets for import, and suppliers should note the exact form of the 'long code' which is a rubric prepended by the short code, a period and space.
Datasets have been developed
for each Heart Disease Audit. The latest versions of each can be found under each audit section. If you require earlier versions of any dataset please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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