Annual Quality Report

The CMP Annual Quality Report is a publically available report that compares risk-adjusted mortality and key quality indicators at various levels (for critical care units, hospitals, Trusts and Critical Care Networks) for the period 1 April to 31 March annually.

ICNARC makes results from the CMP public to provide a valuable insight into the quality of adult, general and specialist critical care.

Outlier management

An outlier is a result that is, statistically, significantly further from the expected comparator value than would usually occur by chance alone.

This policy has been developed to ensure that potential outliers are identified through the processes of national clinical audit. The policy sets out the actions that ICNARC takes when data indicate that results for a critical care unit significantly deviate from the expected value

This policy is based on Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) outlier guidance on the 'Identification and management of outliers' and supersedes ICNARC’s previous policy.

For more information on the detection and management of outliers, please see related files.

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