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Toronto heart attack collaborative: an administrative model that facilitated a successful city-wide integration initiative.
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PMID:  24844719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article provides a description of the administrative model that enabled a city-wide integration effort between Greater Toronto Area hospitals and Toronto Emergency Medical Services in the care of patients within the city of Toronto with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This administrative structure, known as the Toronto Heart Attack Collaborative (THAC), enabled universal 24/7 access to primary percutaneous coronary intervention within Toronto, improving patient efficacy and outcomes. The lessons and administrative enablers from this experience may be useful for regions that are embarking on multi-centre integration efforts. This article presents a five-year perspective on the THAC integration effort.
Authors:
Justin Young; Barry McLellan; Marnie Escaf; Vladimir Dzavik; Susan Michaud; Janet Newton; Erone Newman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1710-2774     ISO Abbreviation:  Healthc Q     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-05-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101208192     Medline TA:  Healthc Q     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-41     Citation Subset:  H    
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Copyright © 2014 Longwoods Publishing.
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