Improving Outcomes for Heart Failure
Improving outcomes following hospitalisation for Heart Failure in Regional and Remote NSW
Hunter New England
The project entitled ‘Improving Outcomes Following Hospitalisation for Heart Failure in Regional and Remote NSW’, aims to intervene at a primary care level to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by reducing preventable admissions.
In NSW alone, heart failure healthcare costs are estimated at $1bn/year, mainly related to hospitalisation costs. NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) has identified HF service delivery as a key area for improvement.
The focus of this project is to improve timely diagnosis and treatment, through the implementation of a GP education ‘masterclass’, involving NT-proBNP monitoring, patient-centred daily HF diary and home-based HF exercise program.
Associate Professor Aaron Sverdlov.