Intensive Care Society has set up a centre for national auditBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1007c (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1007
- Kathy Rowan, Director
- Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, London WC1H 9HR
EDITOR,—The issues raised by David H Sochart and colleagues in their editorial on the need for a national arthroplasty register are similar to those that the Intensive Care Society faced in 1990.1 Although many intensive care units were collecting data on their patients, the way in which the data were collected was not standardised, which made valid aggregation of data impossible.
The society, building on its study of outcomes at 26 units,2 sought funds to establish a national, comparative audit …