Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, has similar incidence in metropolitan and rural areas but poorer cardiovascular outcomes for residents living in rural and remote Australia. Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is an evidence-based intervention that helps reduce subsequent cardiovascular events and rehospitalisation. Unfortunately CR attendance rates are as low as 10–30% with rural/remote populations under-represented. This in-depth assessment investigated the provision of CR and secondary prevention services in Western Australia (WA) with a focus on rural and remote populations.
Hamilton, Sandra, Mills, Belynda, McRae, Shelley, Thompson, Sandra, 2018, Evidence to service gap: cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in rural and remote Western Australia, Volume:18, Journal Article, viewed 11 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=11779.