Conference Proceedings

A systematic approach to chronic heart failure care: a consensus statement

Karen Page, Thomas H Marwick, Rebecca Lee, Robert Grenfell, Walter P Abhayaratna, Anu Aggarwal, Tom G Briffa, Jan Cameron, Patricia M Davidson, Andrea Driscoll, Jacquie Garton-Smith, Debra J Gascard, Annabel Hickey, Dariusz Korczyk, Julie-Anne Mitchell, Rhonda Sanders, Deborah Spicer, Simon Stewart, Vicki Wade

Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

The National Heart Foundation of Australia assembled an expert panel to provide guidance on policy and system changes to improve the quality of care for people with chronic heart failure (CHF). The recommendations have the potential to reduce emergency presentations, hospitalisations and premature death among patients with CHF. Best-practice management of CHF involves evidence-based, multidisciplinary, patient-centred care, which leads to better health outcomes. A CHF care model is required to achieve this. Although CHF management programs exist, ensuring access for everyone remains a challenge. This is particularly so for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, those from non-metropo..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

Thomas Marwick is supported in part by a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership grant (1059738). Simon Stewart declares an unrestricted education grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia, provided to the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, to undertake a burden of disease in Australia report. He also received consulting fees from Novartis and payment from Menarini Australia for his involvement on an advisory board relevant to the treatment of heart failure. The National Heart Foundation of Australia supported all authors to attend the expert panel meeting held in Melbourne, through payment of travel and accommodation costs.