Using data to improve surgical care - the surgical profiles project

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS)
Record ID 32011000043
Authors' recommendations: The national review panel concluded that all responses had provided evidence that i) the surgical profile had been reviewed, ii) areas where data appeared to differ markedly from the national average had been considered, and iii) plans to follow up any issues highlighted by the profile had been made.In addition, the responses from two NHS Boards (NHS Lothian and NHS Shetland) were considered to describe good practice in using data to facilitate improvements to clinical services (see page 13). None of the 14 responses received were assessed as being unsatisfactory.The review panel’s interpretation of NHS Boards’ responses collectively was that this stage of the surgical profiles project has made a valuable contribution to the overall aim of leading to more effective and consistent use of the nationally consistent data currently available.Furthermore, the panel recognised that NHS Boards’ responses provided important insights which should be used to inform the work to be carried out on this and related projects in he future. Some of the issues raised by NHS Boards are discussed next.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Scotland
MeSH Terms
  • Postoperative Care
  • Preoperative Care
Organisation Name: Quality Improvement Scotland
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