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As of December 1st, 2015, all health services in Queensland must increase access to cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services and programs. This has been extended into the 17-18FY.
This Quality Incentive Payment (QIP) - Cardiac Rehabilitation incentivises patients being directed into a CR referral pathway and aligns with the new Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care National Clinical care Standards for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
This involves a completed patient journey:
In Metro South Health this will be achieved through the delivery of the following strategies:
Criteria for 17-18FY:
Acute Hospital Referral#: In-scope cardiac patients - any overnight acute care admitted patients who:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service Assessment#: Participated in their first rehabilitation assessment appointment in a timely manner:
In Metro South Health, this will be achieved through offering flexible models of service delivery:
Metro South Cardiac Services aim to:
1. Increase referral to and utilisation of cardiac rehab programs in Metro South.
2. Improve accessibility of cardiac rehab programs for patients with acute cardio-vascular disease.