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Survey of cardiac rehabilitation across the English Cardiac Networks 2007–2009

February 2011 Br J Cardiol 2011;18:33

Survey of cardiac rehabilitation across the English Cardiac Networks 2007–2009

Muhammad Shahid, Anita Varghese, Abdul Moqsith, James Travis, Andrew Leatherbarrow, Russell I Tipson, Mark Walsh, Linda Binder, E Jane Flint

Abstract

Twenty-eight English Cardiac Networks were surveyed annually from 2007 to 2009 using an email questionnaire to the network coordinators. There was a 100% response rate with the majority showing agreed work plan progress. Only 50% have a lead cardiologist for each programme. Although networks are committed to National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR), data submission remains non-uniform across 61% of networks. National Service Framework (NSF) standards were achieved by 41% in 2007, 47% in 2008 and 50% in 2009. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) post myocardial infarction (MI) guidelines including CR were met by

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