Sunday, July 18, 2010

How is your unit doing?

The graph shows the number of patients registered with RPV in each unit as a % of each unit's size measured by number of dialysis+transplant patients. Click on the image for a larger version.

The range is huge! Note that where it is at 100% that doesn't mean that every dialysis and transplant patient is using it - many patients who aren't on dialysis or transplanted use RPV too. About a third overall, maybe a higher proportion in some units with a high level of uptake.
But the rate in some units is really impressive - and congratulations to Guy's, who are the leaders.

The units are organised by approximated date of starting (year of start shown in red at the top), so it isn't surprising that the units at the right have lower uptake. They haven't had it so long.

QUESTION - why the big differences?
Answers below ... or we'll be really interested to have this as just one of the things to discuss this at the RPV meeting in September - see the post below for details. Hope to see you there!

Small print - this was calculated by looking at numbers enrolled on 10th July 2010, and comparing it with each unit's dialysis+transplant patient numbers from the Renal Registry report 2009. Note on Cardiff - only available for paediatric patients, adults soon we hope.