Quality standard measure: Proportion of adults with suspected chronic heart failure referred for diagnosis who have an echocardiogram and specialist assessment.
What was measured: HF002: The percentage of patients with a diagnosis of heart failure (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2006) which has been confirmed by an echocardiogram or by specialist assessment 3 months before or 12 months after entering on to the register.
Data collection end: March 2015
Data collection end: March 2016
Data collection end: March 2017
||Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality and Outcomes Framework.
Quality standard measure: Proportion of adults diagnosed with stable chronic heart failure who have been referred to an exercise‑based programme of cardiac rehabilitation.
What was measured: Proportion of patients with chronic heart failure that were referred to a rehabilitation programme.
Data collection end: December 2014
||Guha K, Vazir A, Guha K, et al. (2016) Audit of a tertiary heart failure outpatient service to assess compliance with NICE guidelines Clinical Medicine 16 (5) : 407-411.
Quality standard measure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that adults with stable chronic heart failure are offered an exercise‑based programme of cardiac rehabilitation.
What was measured: Proportion of hospitals which offer a cardiac rehabilitation service.
Data collection end: December 2016
Number that met the criteria: 148 / 178
||The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Death. Failure to Function. A review of the care received by patients who died in hospital following an admission with acute heart failure.