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Evaluating a cardiac rehabilitation service

Meadows, Steve, Jobson, Simon, Kirk, Mary (2011) Evaluating a cardiac rehabilitation service. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 6 (11). pp. 553-558. ISSN 1749-6403. (doi:10.12968/bjca.2011.6.11.553) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45768)

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Cardiac rehabilitation programmes reduce cardiac-related morbidity. However, evidence suggests that cardiac rehabilitation services nationally are not equitable, with regional variation in the scope of service provision and patient outcome. With new commissioning groups being established, service providers have an opportunity to highlight gaps in the quality of their service. Commissioning groups now require evidence to demonstrate efficacy and cost effectiveness of services. Data collected during cardiac rehabilitation can be reviewed to provide such evidence. This article discusses the value of performing service evaluation for cardiac rehabilitation services as a means of improving service efficiency, patient care and to provide a foundation for evidence-based practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.12968/bjca.2011.6.11.553
Uncontrolled keywords: Service evaluation; Data collection; Clinical audit
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Steve Meadows
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2014 16:57 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:18 UTC
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Meadows, Steve.

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