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dc.contributor.authorCox, Nicholas-
dc.contributor.otherBrennan, Angela-
dc.contributor.otherDinh, Diem-
dc.contributor.otherBrien, Rita-
dc.contributor.otherCowie, Kath-
dc.contributor.otherStub, Dion-
dc.contributor.otherReid, Christopher-
dc.contributor.otherLefkovits, Jeffrey-
dc.identifier.citationHeart Lung Circ. 2017 Mar 12. pii: S1443-9506(17)30092-6en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Clinical outcome registries are an increasingly vital component of ensuring quality and safety of patient care. However, Australian hospitals rarely have additional resources or the capacity to fund the additional staff time to complete the task of data collection and entry. At the same time, registry funding models do not support staff for the collection of data at the site but are directed towards the central registry tasks of data reporting, managing and quality monitoring. The sustainability of a registry is contingent on building efficiencies into data management and collection. METHODS: We describe the methods used in a large Victorian public hospital to develop a sustainable data collection system for the Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR), using existing staff and resources common to many public hospitals. We describe the features of the registry and the hospital specific strategies that allowed us to do this as part of our routine business of providing good quality cardiac care. RESULTS: All clinical staff involved in patient care were given some data collection task with the entry of these data embedded into the staff’s daily workflow. A senior cardiology registrar was empowered to allocate data entry tasks to colleagues when data were found to be incomplete. The task of 30-day follow-up proved the most onerous part of data collection. Cath-lab nursing staff were allocated this role. CONCLUSION: With hospital accreditation and funding models moving towards performance based quality indicators, collection of accurate and reliable information is crucial. Our experience demonstrates the successful implementation of clinical outcome registry data collection in a financially constrained public hospital environment utilising existing resourcesen_US
dc.subjectCardiac Outcomesen_US
dc.subjectClinical Outcomes Registriesen_US
dc.subjectData Collectionen_US
dc.subjectVictorian Cardiac Outcomes Registryen_US
dc.subjectPatient Careen_US
dc.subjectQuality of Careen_US
dc.subjectData Collectionen_US
dc.subjectData Entryen_US
dc.subjectRegistry Funding Modelsen_US
dc.subjectData Managementen_US
dc.subjectData Collection Systemen_US
dc.subjectData Reportingen_US
dc.subjectQuality Monitoringen_US
dc.subjectCardiac Sciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleImplementing sustainable data collection for a cardiac outcomes registry in an Australian public hospital.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleHeart, Lung and Circulationen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Medicine, Melbourne Medical School – Western Precinct, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesCardiology Unit, Western Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesHeart Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesNHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesCardiology Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.description.affiliatesBaker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Victoria, Australiaen_US
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