Protocol for the review of ambulatory electrocardiogram for arrhythmias (2014)

Protocol for the review of ambulatory electrocardiogram for arrhythmias (2014)

The Department of Health engaged HealthConsult to develop a protocol for an evidence-based review of ambulatory electrocardiogram (ECG) to ensure that the services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) reflect contemporary evidence, improve health outcomes for patients and represent value for money. The project was commissioned as part of the Comprehensive Management Framework for the MBS. The project involved consultation with key stakeholders, a review of high-level clinical evidence for ambulatory ECG for arrhythmias, a review of relevant clinical practice guidelines, an analysis of data from Medicare Australia, and the development of a protocol outlining the review methodology. The project commenced in March 2014 and was completed in May 2015.