National Cardiac Registry (NCR)

Academic Leads: Professor Chris Reid and Associate Professor Dion Stub
Co-Directors, Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics
Clinical Lead: Associate Professor Jeffrey Lefkovits, Cardiologist
Registry Contacts:

Ms Rhiannon Jeffery, Project Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0984

Ms Jasmine Pyyvaara, Senior Project Officer
Phone: +61 3 9903 8646

Purpose / Aims:

The National Cardiac Registry (NCR) is a Clinical Quality Registry established to record information on cardiac procedures and devices in order to harness insights to drive better outcomes for all Australians. The NCR’s purpose is to identify outcome variance and areas for improvement in the quality of cardiac health care across Australia.

NCR objectives:

  • utilise a collaborative, federated model for effective engagement, participation and support from stakeholders
  • provide a platform to ingest State and Territory data and measure performance as determined by agreed quality indicators
  • transparently report on clinical, procedural and patient outcomes to hospitals, clinicians, government and community
  • provide national benchmarking of key quality performance measures for cardiac conditions / procedures / devices and secondary prevention
Population Captured: Data will be submitted to the NCR by participating cardiac registries across Australia. The inaugural module of data collection covers patients who undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
Outcomes Collected:

PCI outcomes:

  • door to reperfusion
  • in-hospital and 30-day outcomes, e.g. complications, readmission, mortality
  • compliance with selected guideline recommendations, e.g. lipid lowering therapy and referral to cardiac rehabilitation
Year established: 2019
Funding Source: Australian Government Department of Health