NJR Shoulder Audit commences

and we are asking selected hospital units to help us with the review of shoulder procedure data that have been flagged as missing from the registry from a comparison with data in the registry to that for Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) records. The time-period of shoulder data to be audited is from the start of April 2012 to the end of September 2020 (data for procedures performed after September 2020 are already being reviewed as part of the standard automated NJR data quality audit and so this not included in this dataset).

The purpose of the audit is to identify from hospital records (HES data) any eligible shoulder joint replacement procedures that have not been entered onto the registry and to ask hospitals to obtain the clinical data required to enter these missing procedures onto the registry retrospectively. It is possible that some of these procedures may have been incorrectly coded initially and may not be eligible for submission into the registry.

To find out more and how to sign up to be part of your hospital’s audit team, please click here

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