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Quality of Cardiac Care in Ontario: EFFECT (Enhanced Feedback for Effective Cardiac Treatment)


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Canada, claiming over 78,000 lives each year. While there have been significant improvements in treatments and therapies, the uptake of these advances into practice has been slow.

The purpose of the EFFECT study is to:

  • Set national benchmarks for cardiac care;
  • Produce cardiac report cards that measure performance;
  • Provide hospitals with the information needed to minimize the gap between current practice and ideal care;
  • Test the utility of report cards as a catalyst for change.

For more information visit www.ccort.ca.



Tu J, Donovan L, Lee D, Ko D, Austin P, Wang J, Newman A. January 2004

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