The Australasian Cardiac Outcomes Registry Ltd was set up by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, 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.
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 health care in Australia and New Zealand.
CSANZhas 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.
Presentation by Prof David Brieger at ANZET meeting, August 2017.