Case Study from The handbook

Irish Cardiac Society

5 September, 2018

The Irish Cardiac Society established a working group with GPs and specialists to improve heart failure diagnosis in the community.

The goals of the project include an increase in access to relevant diagnostic tests within two to six weeks of presentation at primary care, and specialist opinion within the following four weeks.

Links, references, and key reading

Irish Cardiac Society. 2016. Irish Cardiac Society calls for rapid Community Heart Failure diagnosis [online]. Available from: [Accessed 03/08/2018]

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