People with heart disease require extra care to prevent more cardiac events, illness and death.
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Heart disease, and specifically ischaemic (or coronary artery) disease, is an important and common cause of death and disability in Australia. If you are known to have CHD, it is vital that your cholesterol level is kept as low as possible and often well below normal.
Despite your best efforts with diet and exercise, studies have shown that taking cholesterol lowering medications (“statins”) can save lives and prevent further infarcts (“heart attacks”).
Another medication that will prevent clots in the arteries around the heart are anti-platelet medications and aspirin. That is why we often prescribe these medications to you, and is why we are actively measure and try to improve the number of active patients (patients who have been to our practice three times or more in two years) with heart disease and who are prescribed these medications. We believe that reasonable goal is that at least 90% of our patients with CHD should be prescribed these medications.
Please speak to you GP or nurse if you have any questions about these medications or whether you should be taking them.
Our Strategy One of the fundamentals of quality and safety in healthcare is to embed a strategy for continuous quality improvement and to never stop trying to become better. As part of our service, accountability and commitment to you, we believe that we should continuously look to improve and [...]
This page displays a summary of the measures in our quality improvement efforts. Please refer to the specific sections for more detail. We prefer to use “run charts” to display this information, as it is the best way to display change over time and to best identify efforts that [...]
Preventive medicine is the practice of promoting preventive health care to improve patient well-being. The goal is to ultimately prevent disease, disability, and death. Click on the graphs to enlarge them. Cervical Screening Cervical screening (previously known as PAP smears) is one of the most [...]
People with heart disease require extra care to prevent more cardiac events, illness and death. Click on the graphs to enlarge. Heart disease, and specifically ischaemic (or coronary artery) disease, is an important and common cause of death and disability in Australia. If you [...]
Vaccines are as important to your overall health as diet and exercise. When you skip vaccines, you leave yourself vulnerable to illness. Click on the graphs to enlarge them. Childhood Vaccinations Childhood vaccinations are a crucial measure in preventing debilitating and potentially life threatening infections. [...]
Diabetes care is complex, and there are many things we can measure that help us determine effectiveness of care. Click on the graphs to enlarge them. If you are living with diabetes, controlling your blood sugar is very important to prevent complications such as [...]