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Seventh National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit published

23 March 2017

The National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension sets out to measure the quality of care provided to people referred to pulmonary hypertension services in England and Scotland.

Over 7,000 patients were included in the audit, which covers the time period from April 2015 to March 2016.

For the first time, the National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension Annual Report has used standards against which to measure clinical practice. These standards were retrospectively applied and are intended to provide a benchmark for what the service intends to achieve in future years.

The audit includes information on:

  • Service Provision
  • Treatment/Timeline
  • Referrals, treatments and outcomes

The pulmonary hypertension centres taking part in this audit were:

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Glasgow
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London
  • Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield
  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust did not participate in the 7th annual audit of pulmonary hypertension due to incomplete data returns.

Read the full report at: http://www.content.digital.nhs.uk/pubs/naph7

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The National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension sets out to measure the quality of care provided to people referred to pulmonary hypertension services in England and Scotland by answering the following questions:

· Are pulmonary hypertension services appropriate?

· Are patients receiving the right treatment and in a timely manner?

· What are the outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension?

 

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