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Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: first national report 2015

Posted on: 10 August, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 3, July 2015 – September 2015
Related to Deaths Cardiovascular health Health services Hospitalisation Tobacco use Research

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: first national report 2015
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents benchmark data for the Better cardiac care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people project. The Better cardiac care project is a joint state and federal effort to reduce illness and deaths from cardiac conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by improving access to services, better managing risk factors and treatment, and improving the quality and coordination of care throughout the patient journey.

A set of 21 measures (indicators) for the project was developed at a forum in 2014. The measures relate to areas such as the timely diagnosis of cardiac conditions, whether appropriate treatment is received, and if follow-up treatment is delivered to patients at a high risk of developing cardiac conditions. The report also outlines the indicators for which national data is not currently available and for which future data development work is required.

The Better cardiac care project is supported by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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