This area is about ARCTIC and how it works for Cardiac Intensive Care Units in the UK
Please see Overview for further information.
WHAT IS ARCtIC?
The Assessment of Risk for Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (ARCtIC) is a national clinical audit of patient outcomes for those admitted to a cardiothoracic critical care unit in the UK. This national clinical audit was conceived and is being developed to specifically compare and improve outcomes of patients admitted to UK cardiothoracic critical care units. 42% of the 36 NHS cardiothoracic critical care units in the UK currently participate.
HOW IT WORKS:
Cardiothoracic critical care units submit data, quarterly, on consecutive admissions to ICNARC. Once data are validated, they are analysed and a Quarterly Quality Report (QQR) is produced. The QQR provides the same outcome measures and presentation as are used as in the CMP and an individual participating cardiothoracic critical care unit is compared both with all participating cardiothoracic critical care units, as well as, with all other participating critical care units. Reporting from ARCtIC not only includes QQRs, sent to each participating cardiothoracic critical care unit, but an Annual Quality Report published online.
ACTACC encourages all cardiothoracic critical care units to register and participate in the ARCtIC audit, for more information contact us.