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
|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
|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?
|1 x patient, 2 x healthcare professional, 1 others
|PSP unique ID
|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