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National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension, 10th Annual Report
Audit, Open data
24 Oct 2019
NHS Trusts, Country, Hospital Trusts
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare disease which occurs at any age, has many causes, and often shortens life expectancy. In the UK, seven hospitals are designated to diagnose and treat PH in adults, and one hospital for children. The National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension is an audit of processes and outcomes and has the participation of all eight designated centres. The Audit uses national standards to measure clinical practice.
This 10th Annual Report includes 10 year survival curves for diagnostic groups and reference tables, as well as PH centre-level results against the National Standards.
Survival analysis by age, sex and WHO functional class is published in a supplementary report. Other documents include: all tables and charts in Excel format, open data in CSV format and four years of National Standard aggregated data by PH centre.
All eight centres participated
At national level, 11 of the 13 National Standards were met
Standard ‘New patients should be seen or discharged within 30 days’ was met by all centres for the first time
The proportion of cases meeting National Standard 13 (11 per cent) falls far below the target level (90 per cent)