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Measurement & Improvement

CSBC sets direction and provides leadership for cardiovascular care in BC. The specialized care is provided by the regional health authorities, with CSBC coordinating and measuring the delivery of services, in a continous effort to improve.

Treatment services include heart surgeries, diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, implantation of cardiac electronic devices, electrophysiology studies and ablations, and structural heart procedures.

Cardiac Patient Registry

Cardiac Services BC has maintained a cardiac patient registry for more than 20
years. Data collection is strictly governed in adherence to privacy legislation.
The data collected facilitates patient care, informs clinical decision making,
 supports quality improvement and provincial planning, and contributes to
outcomes research.

This allows healthcare providers to identify opportunities for improvement and
 to learn from best practices.

Some of the things we measure include:
  • Number of patients waitng for a procedure
  • Number of patients receiving a procedure within guideline recommended wait times
  • Hospital readmission following procedure

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