Priority 21 from the Heart Surgery PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: Do outcomes of heart surgery and follow-up time vary by postcode/location and how to reduce the variation? (JLA PSP Priority 21)|
|JLA question ID||0088/21|
|Explanatory note||Despite our search could not identify relevant sources, the effect of location on outcome in cardiac surgery is a rarely explored concept that could however change current practice, as highlighted in recent publications.
~ Are postcodes indicative of outcomes in cardiac surgery? Why does the follow-up periods vary so much, district to district? Is there any way to narrow the variation in outcomes across cardiac units?
|Health Research Classification System category||Cardiovascular|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Are postcodes indicative of outcomes in cardiac surgical procedures? Why does the follow-up periods vary so much, district to district? ~ Is there any way to narrow the variation in outcomes across units?|
|Submitted by||1 x patient, 2 x healthcare professional, 1 others|
|PSP unique ID||0088|
|PSP name||Heart Surgery|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||11 July 2019|