Contribution of patient and physician factors to cardiac rehabilitation referral: a prospective multilevel study

@article{Grace2008ContributionOP,
  title={Contribution of patient and physician factors to cardiac rehabilitation referral: a prospective multilevel study},
  author={Sherry L Grace and Shannon Gravely-Witte and Janette Brual and Neville G Suskin and Lyall A. J. Higginson and David Alter and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={653-662}
}
Background Cardiac rehabilitation (CR), in most developed countries, is a proven means of reducing mortality but it is grossly underutilized owing to factors involving both the health system and patients. These issues have not been investigated concurrently. To this end, we employed a hierarchical design to investigate physician and patient factors that affect verified CR referral.Methods This study was prospective with a multilevel design. We assessed 1,490 outpatients with coronary artery… CONTINUE READING