SOLVE-CHD Project Spotlight
Identifying and addressing barriers and enablers to implementing best-practice cardiac rehabilitation: Quality Improvement in Cardiac Rehabilitation (QUICR) Cluster-Randomised Controlled Trial
Led by Prof Robyn Gallagher, SOLVE-CHD CI
Professor of Nursing, The University of Sydney
Cardiac rehabilitation prevents further heart attacks and hospital admissions, but participation is low and quality is highly variable. We have shown that collaborative quality improvement programs can address barriers and enable improvement in care quality and delivery in primary care.
In this type-2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation cluster randomised clinical trial, we will harness the collective drive and expertise of cardiac rehabilitation clinicians in finding solutions to shared problems through a collaborative quality improvement program supported by an electronic data platform.