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NICOR: National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

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The National Heart Failure Audit was established in 2007 and has now collected over 200,000 records of heart failure-coded hospital episodes. The audit aims to capture data on clinical indicators which have a proven link to improved outcomes for heart failure patients, and to encourage the increased use of clinically recommended diagnostic tools, disease modifying treatments and referral pathways. The dataset is updated periodically to ensure that the data collected remains in line with contemporary clinical guidance, and clinical input has been integral to the decision-making and running of the audit since its inception.

About heart failure
The role of the audit
Data collection
Using audit data