Journal article

Epidemiology of heart failure: Study of Heart failure in the Australian Primary carE setting (SHAPE)

Danny Liew, Ralph G Audehm, Deepak Haikerwal, Peter Piazza, A Munro Neville, Kevin Lim, Richard W Parsons, Andrew P Sindone

ESC Heart Failure | WILEY PERIODICALS, INC | Published : 2020


AIMS: At present, there is no robust information on the prevalence and incidence of heart failure (HF) in the general Australian community. The present study of primary care data sought to estimate the prevalence and incidence of HF in the community and to describe the demographic and clinical profile of Australians with HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We undertook a retrospective cohort study based on analysis of anonymized medical records of adult patients cared for at 43 Australian general practices between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2018. Data were extracted from coded and uncoded fields in electronic medical records. The prevalence and annual incidence of HF were calculated, along with 95% confid..

View full abstract


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd. AusTrials was commissioned by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd to conduct the SHAPE study analyses.