Can level of education, accreditation and use of databases in cardiac rehabilitation be improved? Results from the European Cardiac Rehabilitation Inventory Survey

Ann-Dorthe Zwisler, Birna Bjarnason-Wehrens, Hannah McGee, Massimo F Piepoli, Werner Benzer, Jean-Paul Schmid, Paul Dendale, Nana-Goar V Pogosova, Dumitru Zdrenghea, Josef Niebauer, Miguel Mendes, Patrick Doherty, Esteban Garcia-Porrero, Bernhard Rauch, Dan Gaita, Cardiac Rehabilitation Section, European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation

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Professional skills, education and accreditation, along with clinical outcome assessment, are considered important factors to achieve comprehensive delivery and quality of cardiac rehabilitation (CR). This study assessed professional educational programmes, accreditation and use of databases in CR across the European countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
JournalEuropean journal of preventive cardiology
Issue number2
Early online date18 Mar 2011
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012


  • Accreditation
  • Databases as Topic
  • Educational Status
  • Europe
  • Health Personnel
  • Heart Diseases
  • Humans
  • Program Development
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Questionnaires

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