A collaborative model for hospital-based cardiovascular secondary prevention

Qual Manag Health Care. 2003 Jan-Mar;12(1):20-7. doi: 10.1097/00019514-200301000-00005.


This article presents a collaborative model for hospital-based cardiovascular secondary prevention. The model employs a stake holder consortium to provide hospitals with a unified approach to improve care and conform to regulatory requirements. Hospital teams use a Web-based tool that embeds data collection in the process of care and supports rapid cycle improvement. Recognition of participation and achievement by the American Heart Association helps to obtain administrative support for the program.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiology Service, Hospital / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Cardiology Service, Hospital / organization & administration*
  • Cardiology Service, Hospital / standards
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / standards
  • Quality of Health Care
  • United States