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Trial registered on ANZCTR

Registration number
Ethics application status
Date submitted
Date registered
Date last updated
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Reducing cost and enhancing access to disease management programs after an acute coronary event
Scientific title
Investigating a new Alternative model of Cardiac rehabilitation for Cost Effective Secondary prevention (ACCES) to increase the utilisation of existing hospital and community cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention amongst patients diagnosed with an acute coronary syndrome
Secondary ID [1] 281890 0
nil known
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Acute Coronary Syndrome 288290 0
Condition category
Condition code
Cardiovascular 288634 288634 0 0
Coronary heart disease
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 288661 288661 0 0
Other physical medicine / rehabilitation
Public Health 288670 288670 0 0
Health service research

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Alternative model of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) :
Redesign of internal and external referal processes to hospital and community secondary prevention services.
Changes to Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) Cardiac rehabilitation program delivery . One key aspect is the development and implementation of a new patient needs assessment tool (in consultation with ward staff and internal and external cardiac rehab staff). The tool will be used in the ACCESS group before discharge, taking approximately 10 minutes to complete. The tool helps to assess patient learning needs and forms an individualised CR plan. Participatory action research will be utilised as changes to the needs assessment tool and its implementation process are identified. Routine follow up of all Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients at 3 months will also be implementedto ACCESS patients.
Intervention code [1] 286453 0
Intervention code [2] 286454 0
Intervention code [3] 286455 0
Comparator / control treatment
RPH ACS patients admitted 1 April 2011- 31 March 2012 compared to RPH ACS patients admitted 1 April 2013- 31 March 2014
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 288787 0
Proportion of RPH ACS patients receiving cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention inital assessment and individualised plan (recorded in hospital CR database).
Timepoint [1] 288787 0
at 2 weeks post discharge

Primary outcome [2] 288788 0
Proportion of patients receiving follow up at 3 months post ACS event to assess clinical management plan in place.
Hospital databases and patient self report utlised.
Timepoint [2] 288788 0
at 3 months post discharge
Primary outcome [3] 288789 0
Cost effectiveness of CR post ACS admission. Hospital and staff costs measured using hospital databases.
Timepoint [3] 288789 0
12 months
Secondary outcome [1] 300993 0
Number of hospital readmssions from hospital records
Timepoint [1] 300993 0
12 months
Secondary outcome [2] 301045 0
mortality rates
Timepoint [2] 301045 0
at 12 months

Key inclusion criteria
hospital diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome defined by ICD 10 codes 120 and 121
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
80 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
Nil groups excluded, assessment on individual basis

Study design
Purpose of the study
Allocation to intervention
Non-randomised trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Who is / are masked / blinded?

Intervention assignment
Other design features
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment status
Date of first participant enrolment
Date of last participant enrolment
Date of last data collection
Sample size
Accrual to date
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
Recruitment hospital [1]