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Healthc Manage Forum. 2008 Autumn;21(3):35-40.

Cardiac EASE (Ensuring Access and Speedy Evaluation)--design of a single point of entry and a multidisciplinary team to reduce waiting times in the Canadian health care system.

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Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

Out-patient cardiac consultation in academic group practices often lacks a coordinated intake process, making it difficult to perform prospective testing or to direct undifferentiated consultations to the cardiologist with the shortest waiting list. We created a programmatic approach, with a single point of entry to improve the efficiency of cardiology consultation, without departing from the Canada Health Act. The purpose of this paper is to describe the design of Cardiac EASE.

PMID:
19086484
DOI:
10.1016/S0840-4704(10)60273-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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