Developing seamless cardiac care for rural populations
Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, Research Interest Group Grant
“…Establish a research interest group to improve the quality of care for rural individuals who have received tertiary level cardiac services.”
Barbara Pesut, Carol Laberge
Richard Sawatzky, Richard Townley, Tracy MacDonald, Marie Hawkins, Dr. Kathy Rush, Dr. J. Jackobi, C. Roberts, L. Casey
This project proposes to establish a research interest group to improve the quality of care for rural individuals who have received tertiary level cardiac services. Rural individuals are at risk of receiving insufficient secondary prevention after cardiac intervention and yet, little research has been done on this population. The objectives of this project are to establish a multi-disciplinary team, compile the evidence around outcomes for rural individuals after tertiary cardiac services, explore the experiences (eg. educational needs, lifestyle changes, outcomes) of rural individuals after cardiac intervention, and outline a research agenda and apply for grant funds.