Thursday, 6 November 2014

Minister for Health launches state-wide registry for Victoria’s cardiac patients

The Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR), was officially launched by The Victorian Minister of Health, David Davis on the 30th of October 2014.

The Honorable Mr Davis joined Monash University’s Head of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Professor John McNeil in officially releasing VCOR’s inaugural Annual Report at the launch held at The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct.

Coordinated by Monash University and the Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network, VCOR collects information on every patient undergoing an angioplasty procedure. The technique, which utilises balloons and stents, has become the most common method for unblocking coronary arteries and is performed on more than 8,000 Victorians each year.

Professor McNeil said the centralised, state-wide registry would help ensure that cardiac patients receive the highest quality of care.

Since its inception in January 2013, VCOR has recruited 23 of the 29 Victorian public and private hospitals to the project. The registry includes a record of the number of procedures performed, clinical profiles of patients, any complications that develop and the outcomes of these procedures.

Further information on VCOR, including the inaugural 2013 Annual Report can be found at

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