Medical director responsibilities for outpatient cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention programs: 2012 update: a statement for health care professionals from the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American Heart Association.

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Abstract

  • Medical directors of cardiac rehabilitation/secondary prevention (CR/SP) programs are responsible for the safe and effective delivery of high-quality CR/SP services to eligible patients. Yet, the training and resources for CR/SP medical directors are limited. As a result, there appears to be considerable variability throughout CR/SP programs in the United States in the roles, responsibilities, and engagement of CR/SP medical directors. Since the publication of the 2005 scientific statement from the American Heart Association and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation regarding medical director responsibilities for outpatient CR/SP programs, significant changes have occurred. This statement updates the responsibilities of CR/SP medical directors, in view of changes in federal legislation and regulations and changes in health care delivery and clinical practice that impact the roles and responsibilities of CR/SP medical directors.
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    Keywords

  • American Heart Association, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Health Personnel, Humans, Outpatients, Physician Executives, Secondary Prevention, Societies, Medical, United States
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    Author List

  • King M; Bittner V; Josephson R; Lui K; Thomas RJ; Williams MA; American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation; American Heart Association
  • Start Page

  • 410
  • End Page

  • 419
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 6