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National Pulmonary Hypertension Audit, 12th Annual Report

Audit, Open data


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare disease which occurs at any age, has many causes, and often shortens life expectancy. In the UK, 7 hospitals are designated to diagnose and treat PH in adults, and 1 hospital for children. The National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension is an audit of processes and outcomes and all 8 designated centres participate. The Audit uses National Standards to measure clinical practice.

This 12th Annual Report includes 12 year survival curves for diagnostic groups and reference tables, as well as results against the National Standards. Other documents include: all tables and charts in Excel format, open data in CSV format and 5 years of National Standard aggregated data by PH centre.

Due to the varied impact of COVID-19 across the UK and the effect this has had on individual PH centres audit standard results have not been published at centre specific level this year.

Key Facts

  • All 8 specialist Pulmonary Hypertension centres covering England, Scotland and Wales took part in the 2020-21 Audit.
  • At national level, 8 of the 14 established National Standards were met.

Last edited: 20 January 2022 10:11 am