191126 - Heart Failure Audit
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Conduct a retrospective recall of approximately 100 patients who are over the age of 65 with undiagnosed Heart Failure and present with two or more risk factors listed on the Adudit Criteria Template. The aim is to identify gaps and oversights in current practice and reflect on opportunities to improve screening and diagnosis of Heart Failure. In addition, the aim is to identify who are at risk of heart failure to review patient data to improve outcomes and align new multi-disiplinary team care guidelines for management of heart failure patients with practice behaviours. The National Heart Foundation of Australia and the CSANZ Heart Failure Guidelines 2018 will be used to enhance best practice.Relevance to General Practice
Approximately 480,000 Australians have Heart Failure (HF) and alarmingly, here in Australia, only 50% of patients diagnosed with chronic HF will be alive 5 years later.
GPs are faced with challenging environments and restricted time which presents challenges in diagnosis, testing modality, identifying timely referrals for specialist opinion and continuing care in complicated HF cases.
Updates and reflection on practices and behaviours in diagnosis and management of Heart Failure continue to be required and requested.
There are Economic and clinical benefits to guideline-based multidisciplinary Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) models of care, with early intervention providing sustained cost benefits. Up to two thirds of CHF related hospitalisations are preventable and multi-disciplinary CHF programs have been shown to significantly reduce unplanned hospital admissions including re-admissions.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Care of older people