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04 July 2012
The Atlas of Variation in Healthcare for People with Kidney Disease is now available to download as a pdf
The Kidney Care Atlas is a landmark in the study of variation in kidney care in England. Data from the UKRR and QOF, as well as other datasets, have been used to illustrate how aspects of healthcare specific to kidney disease vary.
The indicators in the Kidney Care Atlas highlight only 18 of potentially numerous indicators relating to kidney care. They represent a sample of the variation in value and quality in renal services across England.
Identifying, mapping and attempting to address unwarranted variation should not be regarded as independent pursuits, but instead be perceived as intertwined with the quality improvement agenda for renal services. Simply meeting targets for investigation and treatment is not enough. Listening to patients and altering systems of care according to their experiences is intrinsically linked to improving the quality of care.
It is through the efforts of individual clinical teams working on the shop-floor that change must be implemented, value increased and quality improved so that unwarranted variation can be addressed.