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Heart. 2010 Aug;96(16):1264-7. doi: 10.1136/hrt.2009.192328.

The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP).

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  • 1Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. emily.herrett@lshtm.ac.uk

Abstract

AIMS OF MINAP: To audit the quality of care of patients with acute coronary syndrome and provide a resource for academic research.

QUALITY OF CARE INTERVENTIONS:

Feedback to hospitals, ambulance services and cardiac networks regarding benchmarking of performance against national standards and targets.

SETTING:

All 230 acute hospitals in England and Wales. Years: 2000-present.

POPULATION:

Consecutive patients, unconsented. Current number of records: 735 000.

STARTPOINTS:

Any acute coronary syndrome, including non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, ST-elevation myocardial infarction and unstable angina.

BASELINE DATA:

123 fields covering demographic factors, co-morbid conditions and treatment in hospital. No blood resource.

DATA CAPTURE:

Manual entry by clerks, nurses or doctors onto Lotus Notes; non-financial incentives at hospital level.

DATA QUALITY:

Hospitals perform an annual data validation study, where data are re-entered from the case notes in 20 randomly selected records that are held on the server. In 2008 data were >90% complete for 20 key fields, with >80% completeness for all but four of the remaining fields.

ENDPOINTS AND LINKAGES TO OTHER DATA:

All-cause mortality is obtained through linkage with Office for National Statistics. No other linkages exist at present.

ACCESS TO DATA:

Available for research and audit by application to the MINAP Academic Group. http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/CLINICAL-STANDARDS/ORGANISATION/PARTNERSHIP/Pages/MINAP-.aspx.

PMID:
20659944
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PMCID:
PMC3505836
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