Secondary prevention among cardiac patients not referred to cardiac rehabilitation

Natalie A Johnson, Kerry J Inder, Amanda L Nagle and John H Wiggers
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02323.x
Published online: 2 February 2009

To the Editor: Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an underutilised evidence-based treatment.1

  • Natalie A Johnson1
  • Kerry J Inder1
  • Amanda L Nagle2
  • John H Wiggers3,1

  • 1 School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.
  • 2 National Heart Foundation of Australia, NSW Division, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 Hunter New England Population Health, Hunter New England Health Service, Newcastle, NSW.


Natalie Johnson’s contribution to this project during 1998–2001 was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (Regkey 964208). We acknowledge the significant contribution of the late Mrs Janet Fisher to data collection and management, and thank the Heart and Stroke Outcomes Council for permission to use the data.


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