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CCORT is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant in Cardiovascular Outcomes Research

CANHEART is funded by a CIHR Team Grant in Chronic Disease Risk & Intervention Strategies

CCORT Quality Indicators

A 12-member expert panel was convened in 2007 to develop an updated set of quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction. The panel identified a list of potential indicators after reviewing the scientific literature, clinical practice guidelines and other published quality indicators.  To develop the new list of indicators, the panel rated each potential indicator on 4 dimensions (reliability, validity, feasibility and usefulness in improving patient outcomes) and discussed the top-ranked quality indicators at a consensus meeting.

The manuscript was published in the October 21, 2008 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.  A copy of the manuscript and detailed slides outlining the indicators can be found by clicking on the links below.

 
Tu JV, Khalid L, Donovan L, et al. Indicators of quality of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction.  CMAJ 2008; 179(9):909-15. 

Appendix 1  Appendix 2  Appendix 3

Overview slides   AMI Quality Indicator slides

 

For additional information on how Canadian hospitals are measuring and using AMI quality indicators, please visit www.saferhealthcarenow.ca

For additional information about cardiac rehabilitation in Canada, please visit www.cacr.ca

 

Other CCORT Quality Indicators

 

CCORT/CCS QUALITY INDICATORS FOR ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (AMI) CARE (2003).

CCORT/CCS QUALITY INDICATORS FOR CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE (CHF) CARE (2003).

Link to Enhanced Feedback for Effective Cardiac Treatment (EFFECT) Phase I Reports 1&2