Hungarian web-based nationwide anaesthesia and intensive care data collection and reporting system

Its development and experience from the first 5 yr

G. Nagy, S. G. Vári, T. Mezo', L. Bogár, B. Fülesdi

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Abstract

Background. Annual data collection is obligatory in Hungary for every department in the fields of anaesthesia and intensive care. A new, web-based data-reporting system was introduced in Hungary in 2003. The present paper summarizes experience from the first 5 yr of its operation.Methods. The Information Technology Working Group of Hungarian Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care developed a data collection system, which was Internet-based, provided web surface for every accredited department, and used the integration of international code systems. The analysis mode summarized the data automatically at loco-regional, national, or both levels. In 2008, a questionnaire was sent to the users in order to evaluate the usefulness of, and user satisfaction with, the web-based system. Results. The examples of anaesthetic and intensive therapy workload activities reflect the status of the discipline in Hungary. There have been no significant changes in the total number of anaesthesias per year in the past 5 yr, except that the number of combined general and regional anaesthesias has been elevated by more than 30%. The physicians' workload has increased by 13.2% in relation to the total number of anaesthetic procedures per physician per year. In this field, our data have verified that the number of physicians has decreased in Hungary. On the basis of the opinion of the users, the web-based data collection system has increased the effectiveness and accuracy of annual data collection.Conclusions. The developed web-based system is an effective tool for data ollection. Its usefulness was also borne out by its users on the basis of experience from the first 5 yr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-716
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume104
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Hungary
Critical Care
Research Design
Anesthesia
Information Systems
Workload
Physicians
Anesthetics
Conduction Anesthesia
Internet
General Anesthesia
Technology
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Anaesthesia, audit
  • Intensive care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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