Predicting cardiac rehabilitation enrollment: the role of automatic physician referral.

@article{Smith2006PredictingCR,
  title={Predicting cardiac rehabilitation enrollment: the role of automatic physician referral.},
  author={Kelly M. Smith and Karen Harkness and Heather Mary Arthur},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={60-6}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the established benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, evidence suggests referral to, and subsequent enrollment in, cardiac rehabilitation following a coronary event remains low (10-25%). The aim of this study was to identify predictors of attendance to cardiac rehabilitation intake and subsequent enrollment in rehabilitation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery within the framework of an automatic referral system. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a historic prospective… CONTINUE READING