National cardiovascular disease database
Cardiovascular disease database refers to the ongoing systematic
collection, analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular disease data
essential to the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical and
public health services, closely integrated with dissemination of these
data to those who need to know. The final link in the chain is the
application of these data to the treatment, prevention and control of
cardiovascular disease. A database system includes a functional capacity
for data collection, analysis and dissemination linked to clinical and
public health programs.
has several cardiovascular disease databases in tertiary MOH hospitals
and private providers in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Penang, Johore and National
Heart Institute (Institut Jantung Negara). The National Cardiovascular
Disease Database (NCVD) is established to integrate these various
database and other data source to achieve nation-wide cardiovascular
is sponsored by the Ministry of Health and supported by several of its
will be established to oversee the operations of the NCVD. The
MOH, Universities, professional bodies, NGOs and private healthcare
providers will be present on this committee to ensure that the NCVD
stays focused on its objectives, continuing relevance and justification.
Purpose of the NCVD
objectives of the NCVD are to:
Determine the number
and the time trend of acute coronary syndromes in Malaysia.
Determine the socio
demographic profiles of these patients to better identify the
high-risk group in our Malaysian population.
Determine the efficiency of, and adherence to current guidelines
Determine the number,
evaluate and monitor the outcomes of percutaneous coronary
intervention (PCI) based on selected performance indicators.
Determine the cost to
the nation by cardiovascular disease and the cost-effectiveness of
treatment and prevention programs.
facilitate research cardiovascular disease research using this
Sources of cardiovascular disease data in
receives data on coronary disease and management from 2 main sources:
cardiologists and physicians in Malaysia who provide cardiac diagnostic
services or who care for cardiovascular disease patients, and
voluntarily report data to the NCVD.
is a plan to link NCVD to the National Vital Registration system (Jabatan
Pendaftaran Negara) to ascertain mortality outcome.
is also a plan to link the NCVD to the National Operative Procedure register
and the MOH’s Health Management Information System (HMIS) to determine
morbidity events when these two databases are properly established
Wouldn’t you want to report to the NCVD?
Click here for listing of NCVD participants
Click here to register online
NCVD to succeed, ideally all doctors who have anything to do with
cardiovascular disease ought to report to the NCVD. We urge you to do
your bit for your community, and help NCVD obtain the information so
crucial in promoting effective cardiovascular disease prevention and
Cardiovascular Disease Reporting Made
What are the benefits of participating in NCVD?
Apart from doing your bit for your community, here are some other
benefits to being a reporter:
to the database and to therefore study the trend of cardiovascular
disease in Malaysia.
Online data query and statistics of your institution anytime, anywhere
Online comparison of your institution data versus the country data anytime, anywhere
Data security and privacy are in compliance with regulatory requirement
Invitation to all functions organized by the NCVD.
Acknowledgement in all publications of the NCVD.
Complementary personal copy of all NCVD publications.
listing in the NCVD’s web site.
into a network of like-minded people from diverse professional
disciplines and backgrounds.
What about confidentiality?
Current legislation allows doctors to release their patients’ data
to persons demonstrating a need, which is essential to public
health and safety. The NCVD meets this requirement.
The NCVD has also developed strict policies and procedures to
maintain confidentiality of data collected by it as well as in
disclosure of data.