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
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References in periodicals archive ?
RIGHT CARE, (2010), The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare: Reducing unwarranted variation to increase value and improve quality, NHS, London.