Physician management preferences for cardiac patients: factors affecting referral to cardiac rehabilitation.

@article{Grace2004PhysicianMP,
  title={Physician management preferences for cardiac patients: factors affecting referral to cardiac rehabilitation.},
  author={Sherry L Grace and Alexandra Evindar and Beth L. Abramson and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1101-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence-based intervention that has been shown to reduce both morbidity and mortality. However, CR is widely underused due to multiple factors, including physician referral practices. OBJECTIVES To describe physicians' preferences in managing cardiac patients and the barriers they face in referring patients to CR. METHODS A cross-sectional survey of a stratified random sample of 510 primary care physicians, cardiologists and cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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