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Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, September 2016
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Title
Advocacy for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation globally
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1658-1
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Abraham Samuel Babu, Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Randal J. Thomas, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Artur Haddad Herdy, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Sherry L. Grace

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death globally. Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence-based intervention recommended for patients with CVD, to prevent recurrent events and to improve quality of life. However, despite the proven benefits, only a small percentage of those would benefit from CR actually receive it worldwide. This paper by the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation forwards the groundwork for successful CR advocacy to achieve broader reimbursement, and hence implementation. First, the results of the International Council's survey on national CR reimbursement policies by government and insurance companies are summarized. Second, a multi-faceted approach to CR advocacy is forwarded. Finally, as per the advocacy recommendations, the economic impact of CVD and the corresponding benefits of CR and its cost-effectiveness are summarized. This provides the case for CR reimbursement advocacy. Thirty-one responses were received, from 25 different countries: 18 (58.1 %) were from high-income countries, 10 (32.4 %) from upper middle-income, and 3 (9.9 %) from lower middle-income countries. When asked who reimburses at least some portion of CR services in their country, 19 (61.3 %) reported the government, 17 (54.8 %) reported patients pay out-of-pocket, 16 (51.6 %) reported insurance companies, 12 (38.7 %) reported that it is shared between the patient and another source, and 7 (22.6 %) reported another source. Many patients pay out-of-pocket for CR. CR reimbursement around the world is inconsistent and insufficient. Advocacy campaigns forwarding the CR cause, supported by the relevant literature, enlisting sources of support in a unified manner with an organized plan, are needed, and must be pursued persistently.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 20%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 14 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 24%
Unspecified 5 11%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 7%
Other 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 August 2017.
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#376,283
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