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Familial hypercholesterolaemia [QS41]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Adults with a baseline total cholesterol above 7.5 mmol/l are assessed for a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH).

Quality standard measure: Proportion of adults with a baseline total cholesterol above 7.5 mmol/l who are assessed for a clinical diagnosis of FH.
What was measured: Proportion of adults with a baseline total cholesterol above 7.5 mmol/l who are assessed for a clinical diagnosis of FH.
Data collection end: July 2014
66%
Number that met the criteria: 776 / 1174
Area covered: Local
Source: Green P, Saunders T, Gallagher H, et al. (2016) Improving detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia in primary care using electronic audit and nurse-led clinics Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 22 (3) : 341-348.


Statement: 3

People with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) are offered DNA testing as part of a specialist assessment.

Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people with a clinical diagnosis of FH are offered DNA testing as part of a specialist assessment.
What was measured: Proportion of patients with a clinical diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) who have been offered a DNA test to confirm the diagnosis of FH.
Data collection end: October 2014
10%
Number that met the criteria: 1 / 10
Area covered: Local
Source: Royal College of Pathologists. Audit of familial hypercholesterolaemia.



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