Purpose

The National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) was established under the auspices of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in 2010 to collate pseudonymised data collected as a by-product of routine clinical care using electronic medical record (EMR) systems for the purposes of national audit, research and establishing meaningful measures for revalidation.

 

National Datasets

The Royal College has defined a series of detailed datasets as standards for implementation within EMR systems to support high quality clinical care and allow detailed audit of clinical outcomes. NOD aims to define benchmark standards of care and acceptable variation in the quality of care for specific disease areas within ophthalmology, whilst always appropriately adjusting for case mix complexity.