NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare

A tool published in 2010 by the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Programme (QIPPP), which consists of a series of maps that graphically display differences in healthcare in different primary care trusts (PCTs) in England, including A&E admissions, frequency of bariatric surgery, diabetes, etc. The Department of Health views awareness of disparities in care provision as a first step towards addressing unwarranted variation, because if variation is not objectified, the debate about whether it is unwarranted cannot occur.

Atlas of Variation (England)
• Admission for 75+
• Asthma admission (adult)
• Asthma admission (child)
• COPD bed days
• Bariatric surgery
• Caesarean section
• Newborn hearing screen
• Hysterectomy
• Cancer bed days
• Cancer spend
• Cataract admission
• Cataract spend
• CHD mortality
• Chronic kidney disease prevalence
• Diabetes care
• Epilepsy admission  (elective)
• Epilepsy admission  (emergency)
• Epilepsy prevalence
• Hip pre-op scores
• Hip fractures
• Hip replacement (cemented)
• Hip replacement (uncemented)
• Knee pre-op score
• Knee replacement
• Anterior cruciate ligament surgery
• CT scan
• MRI scan
• Mental health spend
• Musculoskeletal spend
• Suicide mortality
• Stroke care
• TIA care
• Prescribing: cephalosporins
• Prescribing: lipid-lowering
• Prescribing: quinolone
• Prescribing: statins
References in periodicals archive ?
Public Health England (PHE), NHS England and NHS Right Care have today (18 September 2015) launched the third and biggest NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare to help commissioners, service providers and health professionals deliver the best healthcare.
The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2015 identifies where opportunities to address unwarranted variation exist by revealing the possible over-use and under-use of different aspects of healthcare.