CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 4 Issue 3

March 19, 2012
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Red meat consumption and mortality

March 14, 2012

Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, Online First

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This piece of research was based on data from two large prospective cohort studies. The study found that red meat consumption was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The authors conclude that substituting one serving of red meat for a serving of fish, poultry, nuts, legumes, low-fat dairy or whole-grains, would result in a 7% to 19% lower mortality risk.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet: England 2012

March 6, 2012

Source: NHS Information Centre

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Date of publication: 23 February 2012

Publication type: Statistics

In a nutshell: Pulls together statistical information from a number of sources, including the NHS IC and the National Audit Office, and uses data such as Hospital Episode Statistics. The data covers both adults and children, prevalance of obesity, physical activity levels, dietary intakes, and health outcomes across the population.

Length of publication: 1 web page and associated documents

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Payment by results 2012-13: change to cardiac rehabilitation post-discharge tariff

March 5, 2012

Source: Department of Health, Payments by results guidance for 2012-13, p 42

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Date of publication: 16 February 2012

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: The post-discharge tariff is mandatory in 2012-13 in respect of the care of patients of trusts providing integrated acute and community services. Where services are not integrated, the tariffs can be used in local negotiations for joint commissioning of post discharge care pathways. It is anticipated that the tariff will be mandatory in 2013-14, and that PbR will eventually cover the whole cardiac rehabilitation pathway, not just the first 30 days post discharge.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement:  NHS Improvement Heart eBulletin, 5 March 2012