Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

12. Conclusion

Conclusion - Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

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The recommendations in this report are the result of consultation with key stakeholders, analysis of literature and current Australian health reforms and review of the National Service Improvement Framework. The highest priority recommendations are intended to improve capacity in the system through the establishment of a strong foundation based on the elements of clinical governance, information and performance.

Many elements of the recommendations link with strategic directions for major reforms, such as the National Primary Health Care Strategy or the Health and Hospitals Reform Committee. In many cases there are existing processes, such as the Primary Health Care Collaboratives, that have demonstrated success in achieving change and could be used to assist implementation.

Implementation of recommendations will require consideration of all these factors to ensure that the strategies are firmly embedded within existing frameworks for action.