thelastgeneralcardiologist:

Clinical redesign based upon our recent research has been a critical part of the Emergency Cardiology Groups work. Read about the ACRE project here…

Originally posted on The Emergency Cardiology Group:

The Accelerated Chest Pain Risk Evaluation (ACRE) project is a statewide project supported by the Queensland Health Clinical Access and Redesign Unit (CARU) under the Health Innovation Fund (HIF).
When complete, the project has the potential to impact the care of up to 15,000 patients per year across Queensland, with potential estimated savings of approximately $21 million per year.
Translating research findings into practice, the project has already made rapid improvements in the assessment process of patients presenting with chest pain to Queensland emergency departments.

Find out more about the ACRE project here…

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thelastgeneralcardiologist:

The bibliography has been updated over at the ECG blog…

Originally posted on The Emergency Cardiology Group:

… was to get the bibliography up to date!

The links go to the full article where possible, but some of these remain behind paywalls.

For individual reprint requests for academic/educational use please leave a message and we will provide these wherever possible according to copyright restrictions.

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Originally posted on The Emergency Cardiology Group:

The ACRE project was featured on the ABC radio AM news and current affairs programme this morning.

You can listen to the story featuring interviews with Will Parsonage and Terry George from Nambour Hospital here.

Nambour was where the ACRE project pilot was rolled out and the results of the pilot project have been published here.

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thelastgeneralcardiologist:

Publication news from our Emergency Cardiology Group

Originally posted on The Emergency Cardiology Group:

It’s been a ridiculously busy year for all of us and I haven’t really had any time to update the blog for the last six months!

So I plan to do a series of posts to bring things up to date with a lot of the work that we have been doing.

First was to update our bibliography, which in itself accounts for a big part of the reason why none of us have had time to post on the blog.

Check out the updated list of publications here.

I’m also in the process of updating the ‘In Press…’ page.

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Originally posted on The Emergency Cardiology Group:

Will Parsonage writes…Next week I’ll be presenting on some of our clinical redesign work at this meeting under the title ‘NEATs, SLICs and ACREs’. It is a great opportunity to present to a much wider audience on the rationale, method and outcome of the project we have been conducting with the team at Nambour Hospital to translate our research into practice around patients presenting to emergency departments with chest pain.

The full program for the meeting is here.

I will post a copy of the presentation here following the meeting or for more information please contact me through the blog.

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Originally posted on FOAM4GP:

OK, low risk chest pain in the GP clinic setting.  It can be a vexing issue – we always worry about the big, bad diseases we might be missing – but is there a risk (and logistical headache) in doing a thorough workup and serial enzymes / Troponins on all chest pains?

It kinda depends where you practice as to how you will play this one.

Here is a discussion with a few super Smart GP registrars all over the country.
click HERE to listen to the 35 minute brain storm on the topic.

My bottom line – you need to define your background / pre-test probability of badness before embarking on investigation pathways that can lead to invasive, expensive and unpleasant tests in low risk patients.

Enjoy and comment on this is very welcome – there is certainly no right answer here!

Casey

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