Review of perfusion services (2012)

Review of perfusion services (2012)

The (then) Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) engaged HealthConsult to undertake an evidence-based review of cardiac perfusion services to ensure that they reflect contemporary evidence, improve health outcomes for patients and represent value for money. The review was commissioned as part of the Comprehensive Management Framework for the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The project involved consultation with key stakeholders, development of a research protocol, a systematic review of the clinical evidence for safety and effectiveness, a review of current clinical practice guidelines, and an analysis of data from Medicare Australia. The project commenced in April 2012 and was completed in August 2013.