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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 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
A new version of the SCTS dataset was released on March 29 2010. There are no major changes and most of the changes are typographical. We have reviewed all the data format instructions and changed many of them to ensure conformity to a standard. All changes have been highlighted in purple text. Please also read the tabs related to the changes from 4.1.1 to 4.1.2. These changes include any feedback we have received from software providers as well as surgeons and database managers. Please contact SCTS if there are any queries. The dataset will as always been only available for download from this site and the SCTS website.
- SCTS dataset v 4.1.2 (effective from 1st April 2011) (xls 585KB)
- SCTS dataset v 4.1 Covering Letter (doc 32KB).
- Adult Cardiac Surgery SCTS Data Set v3.8 (xls 366KB)
- Explanation of SCTS v3.8 (pdf 18KB)
- How to import data to SCTS (for the Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit) (txt 10KB)
- SCTS database cleaning document v7.0
- SCTS database cleaning document v8.2
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