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The draft Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) document is available for review. It sets out a pathway to guide CRSP service provision in Western Australia and to standardise the consumer journey from the time of a cardiac or cardiovascular diagnosis, through exacerbations and possible hospital admissions.
Combining cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention in a single pathway establishes the services on a single continuum of care that is life-long. This encourages links across boundaries between hospitals, primary care, other community-based services (including in the home), regional areas and the public/private divide, to enable the patient to attend the most appropriate service for them.
The pathway emphasises active participation by consumers in their health care supported by health providers, carers, organisations and systems. To increase access to and uptake of CRSP services, the pathway makes attendance at a CRSP service ‘usual care’, an opt-out process. Referral to these services should be the responsibility of all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Flexible entry points onto the pathway and a menu-based, modular approach, that is customised to consumer and carer preference, reduces barriers to participation, particularly for high risk, vulnerable groups which include Indigenous people.
To review the draft CRPS and leave feedback please follow the link below. All feedback submitted is anonymous and will remain private and confidential. The survey will take approximately 10 mins to complete and needs to be completed before the 1 April, 2014.
Source: Department of Health Western Australia