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NICOR's statistical response to Nick Black's report into the review of data validation and statistical processes for consultant outcomes publication 2014.

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As part of NHS England's consultant outcomes publication (COP), Professor Nick Black was asked to review the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) and provide assurance the data were fit for purpose and publication.

2014 Consultant Outcomes Publication 

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MY NHS - NHS Choices has today published the consultant outcomes data for both the National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NAPCI) and the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA). 

NACSA response to NHSE

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The NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, requested written assurance from The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) that the validation and analytical processes used to deliver the adult cardiac surgery audit managed by NICOR are fit for purpose and had been applied appropriately. NICOR responded by describing the processes applied for data validation and risk adjustment and demonstrating their appropriateness within the context of a national clinical audit reporting at consultant level.

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