3 Further information

3.1 This guidance requires that clinicians undertaking the procedure make special arrangements for audit. The Institute has identified relevant audit criteria and has developed an audit tool (which is for use at local discretion).

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
December 2007

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of thoracoscopic aortopexy for severe primary tracheomalacia', April 2007.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for parents and carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with consent in mind.