Posts Tagged ‘audit’

The development of a structured and cohesive service for people admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of heart failure. The 20,000 days campaign

Heart failure is a challenging condition to treat, requires a team effort and is most effective if the patient understands their condition and engages in self-care measures that reduce the impact of the condition. However, local audit identified inconsistent implementation of guideline based management, lack of self-management support and insufficient specialist resource.

Poole, A. McLachlan, L. Morley, S. Mooney, T. Sutton, A. Howitt, K. McLean, M. Lund
Counties Manukau Health, Auckland
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

Audit of the burden of rheumatic heart disease in the Wellington region

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), with the potential sequelae of rheumatic heart disease (RHD), has a well defined incidence in New Zealand. However the effects of these diseases on the health of young adults is less well described. In this study we examined patients aged between 15 and 25 with a previous presentation with either ARF or RHD.

M. Margetts, A. Aitken, N. Wilson
Heart, Lung and Circulation – Volume 23, Supplement 1, e1-e48
Abstract & full-text available.

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