Orthopaedic surgery has been included in the Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) programme since its start in 2012. The National Joint Registry (NJR), as the data provider for the initiative, leads on the development and production of information for individual surgeon and hospital results.
The NJR works in collaboration the British Orthopaedic Association, and individual specialist societies, to ensure that the release of surgeon and hospital results have appropriate clinical oversight and leadership.
Under the COP programme, the registry reports across all of the joint surgeries it collects data on including hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement surgery.
Individual and team-level information is published on the NJR’s own website at www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk and the NHS directory for Data on speciality treatments.
In addition, and for the hospital profiles only, the following ‘dashboards’ are available:
- Improvement: trust-level patient reported improvement for three PROMs measures (Oxford score, EQ-5D and EQ-VAS Gain) for hip and knee replacements six months after surgery
- Outcomes: standardised revision ratio for the lifetime of the NJR and the most recent five-year period for hip and knee replacement
- Data quality: including a detailed view of records submitted to the NJR with the required patient consent rate, valid NHS number and time taken to enter the data against the recommended standard.
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