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The last couple of years have been busy and seen change. In the true spirit of ‘generalism’ I now have three jobs.

My practice,

My public practice, and

A university position…

The latter, as the Clinical Director, of The Australian Centre for Health Service Innovation (AusHSI) is perhaps the biggest diversion from my work as a cardiologist but sits squarely within the direction of my research work and has offered fascinating opportunities I had never expected. Read more about AusHSI here, and visit the AusHSI Blog here.

In addition to this has been growing responsibilities with the Cardiac Society (CSANZ) and editorial duties at Heart, Lung and Circulation.

Hence the difficulty finding time for the blog…

Having read some other comparable blog posts of late, and written at least one piece for another site I’m encouraged to try and resuscitate this site.

The nature of the posts will need to change. Time is never plentiful and it is a challenge at the best of the times to be able to spend it writing original material.

So the long, rambling posts will likely be a thing of the past to be replace more than likely with links to material elsewhere that I have either contributed to or fit broadly into themes or areas of interest.

But fundamentally the original goals and intentions of The Last General Cardiologist will remain (and I’m yet to be convinced that the title isn’t appropriate…

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

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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The bibliography has been updated over at the ECG blog…

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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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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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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