Data Audit & Collection
The Professor Eoin O'Malley department of cardio-thoracic surgery contributes data on an annual basis to the database of the Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. This data is included in the report published each year by the society. This report gives the department a benchmark by which to assess its performance relative to other centres in the UK and Ireland.
Data is collected throughout the year and is entered onto the PATS system (Patient Analysis and Tracking System) - a clinical statistical and audit tool which analyses all patient data.