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Chronic heart failure in adults [QS9]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 1

Adults with suspected chronic heart failure who have been referred for diagnosis have an echocardiogram and specialist assessment.

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
90.9%
Data collection end: March 2016
90.85%
Data collection end: March 2017
91.11%
Area covered: National
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality and Outcomes Framework.


Statement: 6

Adults with stable chronic heart failure are offered an exercise‑based programme of cardiac rehabilitation.

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
3%
Area covered: Local
Source: 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
83.1%
Number that met the criteria: 148 / 178
Area covered: UK
Source: 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.



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