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 anonymised patient information from across UK hospitals 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
Version 3 (2012)
The current dataset (version 3.0), which came into effect on 26 March 2012, contains 59 core items, 46 of which are mandatory (i.e. the record will not be saved without them). The additional fields allow us to measure the implementation of NICE Clinical Guidelines and quality standards for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic heart failure. The new dataset will also allow us to risk adjust the data, so that we can begin to report on the performance of individual hospitals.
The extended dataset has 242 items, and captures additional demographic and clinical data, as well as outpatient data. This is optional and for local use only.
- Heart Failure Dataset v3.0 (xls)
- Heart Failure Application Notes v3.0 (pdf)
- Heart Failure Dataset Pro Forma v3.0 (xls)
- Heart Failure Dataset Pro Forma v3.0 (doc)
Version 4 (2014)
A new dataset, v4.2 will come into effect on 1 April 2014. All records for patients discharged from 1 April 2014 onwards should use v4.2 of the dataset. All records for patients discharged up to 31 March 2014 should use v3.0. The data collection period for 2013/14 ends on 2 June 2014, so there will be a two-month cross-over period where both datasets run in parallel.
The core pro forma covers the core dataset only. The full pro forma covers all items in the dataset, including those which are intended for local use only.
- NHFA dataset v4.2.1 (xls)
- NHFA core pro forma v4.2.1 (doc)
- NHFA core pro forma v4.2.1 (xls)
- NHFA full pro forma v4.2.1 (doc)
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