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Title:National Survey of NHS Patients - Coronary Heart Disease 1999: National Report Summary of Key Findings 
Overview:The survey of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients is the second in the National Surveys of NHS Patients programme. The purpose was to assess the quality of NHS patient care, as seen by hospital patients who had been treated for CHD. 194 NHS Trusts and over 84,000 patients who had been discharged between June-September 1998 took part in the survey. This report presents the key findings at the national level, using the same seven themes that were used in the individual Trust-level reports. This report also includes some regional results and refers to variations between Trusts and between demographic groups. 
Abstract:The Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) survey is the second in the National Surveys of NHS Patients programme. The purpose was to assess the quality of NHS patient care, as seen by hospital patients who had been treated for CHD. 194 NHS Trusts and over 84,000 patients who had been discharged between June-September 1998 took part in the survey. The sample of patients was drawn from hospital administrative records by staff, based on their diagnosis codes. They included patients whose diagnosis indicated revascularization cardiac surgery or having, as a primary or secondary diagnosis, Ischaemic Heart Disease or Hypertension. Both inpatients and day patients were included.The postal questionnaire was sent to discharged patients at home. It covered a range of issues relevant to all types of patients emergency and planned admissions, care and assistance from doctors, nurses and other hospital staff, treatment, tests and surgical operations, pain management, the hospital environment and leaving hospital. This report presents the key findings at the national level, using the same seven themes that were used in the individual Trust-level reports. The themes are: access to care; physical comfort; the hospital environment; information and communication; patient involvement; co-ordination and continuity; discharge and transition. This report also includes some regional results and refers to variations between Trusts and between demographic groups. 
Category:Published results - Coronary Heart Disease Survey 1999 
Location:England 
Trust Type:Primary Care Trust 
Survey Type:Coronary Heart Disease CHD 
Author:Colin Airey, Stephen Bruster, Lisa Calderwood, Bob Erens, Laura Pitson, Gillian Prior, Nick Richards 
Publisher:Department of Health 
Date Published:January 2001 
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