A resource for reducing 30 day readmission rates for patients with heart failure. Outlines a series of patient centred outcome measures, three heart failure optimisation pillars, a framework for health service system redesign and how data can be used to drive quality improvement. A joint initiative between the Heart Foundation and the Victorian Government through the Health Innovation and Reform Council (HIRC) and the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network (VCCN).
This toolkit is designed to support health professionals with an action plan of how to improve services and two factsheets outlining the evidence for and benefits of cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure services. The Heart Foundation has developed this toolkit with the support of the Statewide Cardiac Clinical Network and the AMA Queensland.
A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care: a consensus statement, 2013 (PDF)
The core principles and action-based recommendations required to drive a systematic approach to heart failure care in Australia.
Living well with chronic heart failure information sheet. For people with chronic heart failure and their carers. How to minimise symptoms and when to get help. Avaliable in 17 languages:
Free mobile app helps you manage your medicines and health stats like blood pressure and cholesterol. Also learn about heart attack warning signs and what to do. Download now
This resource (workbook) is designed for health professionals to use with heart failure patients who have low health literacy to help them better self-manage their heart failure. See additional resources, including a daily fluid balance chart and medicines list.
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