Table of contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
    • Key findings
  • 1 Introduction
    • Better Cardiac Care project
    • Reporting on the Better Cardiac Care measures
  • 2 Results
    • Priority area 1: Early cardiovascular risk assessment and management
      • Measure 1.1: Annual health assessments
    • Priority area 2: Timely diagnosis of heart disease and heart failure
      • Measure 2.1: Cardiac-related diagnosis
      • Measure 2.3: Suspected or confirmed cardiac disease case reviewed by a cardiologist
    • Priority area 3: Guideline-based therapy for acute coronary syndrome
      • Measure 3.1: ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction events treated by percutaneous coronary
      • intervention
      • Measure 3.3: Acute coronary syndrome events that included diagnostic angiography or definitive
      • revascularisation
      • Measure 3.5: Acute myocardial infarction in-hospital mortality rates
    • Priority area 4: Optimisation of health status and provision of ongoing preventive care
      • Measure 4.2: Follow-up after receiving a cardiovascular therapeutic procedure
      • Measure 4.3: Specialist physician review after a cardiovascular therapeutic procedure
    • Priority area 5: Strengthening the diagnosis, notification and follow-up of rheumatic heart disease
      • Measure 5.1: Annual incidence of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
      • Measure 5.2: Recurrent acute rheumatic fever
      • Measure 5.3: Treatment with benzathine penicillin G
      • Measure 5.4: Echocardiograms among patients with severe or moderate rheumatic heart disease
  • Summary measures: hospitalisation and mortality
    • Measure 6.1: Hospitalisations for cardiac conditions
    • Measure 6.2: Deaths due to cardiac conditions
  • Appendix A: Data sources
    • Medicare Benefits Schedule data
      • Coverage of MBS data
      • Indigenous identification
      • Health assessments for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
      • Estimate of people with a cardiac condition from MBS data
    • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • Indigenous identification
      • Estimation of hospitalised episodes for priority area 3 measures
      • State/territory comparisons for priority area 3 measures
    • National Mortality Database
    • Rheumatic heart disease registers data
    • Indigenous population
  • Appendix B: Technical specifications
  • Appendix C: Summary results, by measure
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications