Quality statement 1: Diagnostic investigation

Quality statement

People with features of typical or atypical angina are offered 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that people with features of typical or atypical angina are offered 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography.

Process: Proportion of people with features of typical or atypical angina who receive 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator who receive 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography.

Denominator – the number of people with features of typical or atypical angina.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place so that people with features of typical or atypical angina are offered 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography.

Healthcare professionals offer 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography to people with features of typical or atypical angina.

Commissioners ensure they commission services that offer 64-slice (or above) CT coronary angiography to people with features of typical or atypical angina.

People who have been assessed and may have angina are offered CT coronary angiography (a procedure to check for narrowed or blocked arteries) to confirm any diagnosis.

Source guidance

NICE clinical guideline 95 recommendation 1.3.4.3.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.

Definitions

NICE clinical guideline 95 recommendation 1.3.3.1 describes the features of angina.