On Tuesday 5 March 2024 the National Cardiac Registry [NCR] hosted a launch of its 2023 Annual Status Report.

The NCR 2023 Annual Status Report provides analysis on cardiac outcomes and clinical quality indicators for patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

The meeting was hosted by Professor Dion Stub, interventional cardiologist and co-director of the Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics at Monash University.

Professor Susannah Ahern
gave an introduction to the NCR and the importance of using data to improve patient outcomes. Clinical Quality Registries (CQRs) are becoming more commonplace in Australia, as health services look to benchmark the quality of their services against a national standard. The NCR is looking to expand its participation by recruiting hospitals that perform PCI in Australia.

Associate Professor Jeffrey Lefkovits began his talk on the 2023 clinical findings by showing how Australia tracks internationally in terms of registry activity, and the importance of developing a national standard of care delivery.

Will Vollbon, manager of the Queensland Cardiac Outcomes Registry (QCOR) presented Enabling better patient care via clinical quality registries – insights from QCOR and the NCR

Associate Professor Rosanna Tavella, Manager for the Coronary Angiogram Database of South Australia (CADOSA), spoke about their experience Measuring performance in acute MI patients.

Dr Diem-Thuy Dinh, Senior Research Fellow on the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR) spoke on the potential of the NCR: insights from a state-based registry

A recording of the event is now available: 2023 Annual Status Report Launch [Video] – National Cardiac Registry.

National Cardiac Registry Team