Cardiac rehabilitation programmes: Present situation and projection for 2010. An enquiry in the Canton of Vaud.
Original title: Situation Actuelle De La Readaptation Cardio-Vasculaire Et Projections Pour 2010: Resultats D'une Enquete Dans Le Canton De Vaud
Source: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift. Journal Suisse de Medecine 125(38):1766-1771.
Abstract: With an aim to 1) calculate the population needs and coverage for cardiac rehabilitation programmes (CRP) and 2) to identify the factors that will determine its future, a study was conducted among professionals. The incidence of coronary events and demand for CRP in the Canton of Vaud was estimated. It was noted that in currently there are 600 to 700 patients that are annually enrolled in CRP. Among patients admitted to acute care hospitals after myocardial infarction, 65% of those below 65 years of age and 14% of those between 65 and 74 participated in CRP programmes. It was observed that majority of them followed inpatient programmes in two private clinics that fulfill the CRP needs of 1500 patients a year. Conclusion: The present resources in residential CRP will remain sufficient if a 20% increase is expected in the rate of coronary events over the next 15 years mainly due to demographic trends and not due to a change in the incidence of coronary disease. However, it is expected that most of the patients will participate in outpatient CRP programmes. (CIRRIE Abstract)
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