Secondary prevention: investment needed

Report proposes a way forward to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
Clare Pain
Greg Hunt
Health Minister, Greg Hunt, Professor Tom Marwick and others at the report launch

Poor rates of referral to cardiac rehabilitation are among the barriers to improving secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, a report says.

The report, No Second Chances, from the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, argues that investment in secondary prevention is the most cost-effective way to tackle the disease, which has changed from being acute and fatal, to chronic and debilitating.