The Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry Ltd was set up by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), to establish registries of cardiac patient outcomes at a national level for Australia and New Zealand.
ACOR records national practice in this increasingly complex area, analyses the data, and feeds that information back to participating hospitals and clinicians. The primary goal of this endeavour is to improve outcomes following cardiac procedures and therapies.
CSANZ has provided the initial funding to establish the Cardiac Procedures Registry.
The Cardiac Device Registry is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.
How ACOR Works
ACOR Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation. It has a small administrative team in Sydney that manages the business side of the organisation. The real work of ACOR is done by highly regarded, widely respected and expert cardiac clinicians and academics who work daily in hospitals, clinics, universities and research units across Australia and New Zealand, and who have devoted their professional lives to improving the quality of life of people with cardiac diseases. They give their time and expertise to ACOR on a voluntary basis.
Board of Directors
The Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry Limited (ACOR) was incorporated as a public not-for-profit company in September 2013, and governance is according to ACOR’s own Constitution (see Links) and relevant State, Federal and local government statutes.
The Chairman was drawn from the Board of Directors of CSANZ, so has dual membership. Other Directors were appointed by invitation, and were drawn from prominent and committed clinicians and academics, each representing not only his/her area of clinical expertise but also their own State or Territory.
ACOR is committed to the continuous improvement of clinical practice and patient outcomes in cardiovascular disease. The management of major cardiovascular conditions is informed by practice guidelines. To improve patient care, information about clinical presentations, treatments and variations from guidelines is required. The ACOR cardiac registries close the gap, from research to research findings, to guidelines for the practical application of procedural techniques that improve the quality of healthcare in Australia and New Zealand.
This site will be updated with the latest information about ACOR’s research findings and insights. For more information please contact us.
Information for Patients
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently the leading cause of death in Australia and New Zealand. Cardiovascular disease kills one Australian every 12 minutes, and one New Zealander every 90 minutes. A Patient Outcomes Registry aims to improve the safety or quality of health care provided to patients. Detailed health-related information about patients is entered into a database; this information is then used to assess outcomes of care provision, and guide quality improvements.
No publication or report will ever contain identifying patient information.
Information for Clinicans
ACOR was established by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), to build national registries of cardiac patient outcomes for Australia and New Zealand. ACOR's main purpose is to improve clinical practice and cardiac patient outcomes in Australia and New Zealand and will do so by collecting and analysing outcomes data from each site nationally and internationally.
Cardiac Procedures Registry
The Cardiac Procedures Registry collects data on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Electrophysiology devices.