Access to cardiac rehabilitation does not equate to attendance.

@article{Clark2011AccessTC,
  title={Access to cardiac rehabilitation does not equate to attendance.},
  author={Robyn A Clark and Neil T Coffee and Dorothy F. Turner and Kerena A. Eckert and Deborah van Gaans and David T. Wilkinson and Simon Stewart and Andrew Tonkin},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular nursing : journal of the Working Group on Cardiovascular Nursing of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          235-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Timely access to appropriate cardiac care is critical for optimizing positive outcomes after a cardiac event. Attendance at cardiac rehabilitation (CR) remains less than optimal (10%-30%). Our aim was to derive an objective, comparable, geographic measure reflecting access to cardiac services after a cardiac event in Australia. METHODS An expert panel defined a single patient care pathway and a hierarchy of the minimum health services for CR and secondary prevention. Using… CONTINUE READING
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