The National ICD Registry has proven to be a successful partnership between HRS and ACCF collecting data from over 339,076 ICD implantation procedures from 1,432 hospitals and 4,563 implanting physicians in 2006-2008. Data accuracy is evaluated through the Data Quality Reporting process and onsite audit program. Quarterly benchmarking reports have allowed each hospital to assess its outcomes from ICD implantation with hospitals of similar procedure volume and a national aggregate. Several important research studies have been published highlighting the use of ICDs in the general population outside the constraints of randomized clinical trials and assessing procedural-related outcomes among providers with different training. The National ICD Registry is being assessed for use as a performance measure reporting tool and Version 2.0 has been developed and will be in general use in early 2010. This expanded version of the registry improves the data collection form, correcting concerns from the initial data entry form, adding elements that were missing, and expanding the data to include ICD and pacemaker leads and pediatric ICD implantation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)