Recommendation ID
CG180/3
Question
Case volume as an indicator of quality for people offered left atrial catheter ablation:- What is the effect of case volume on complications and outcomes after left atrial catheter ablation?
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- As interest in left atrial catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation increases, more clinicians are taking up this procedure. Many people offered left atrial catheter ablation want to know whether they will receive safe and effective treatment. If increased experience and case volume are associated with improved outcomes, the case volume of a centre or a clinician is an easily measurable parameter that people with atrial fibrillation could use to help judge the quality of the procedure they are likely to receive. [new 2014]

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Atrial fibrillation: management
Number
CG180
Date issued
June 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 13/10/2014