COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
           in
 PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY




      2007 – 2008
    Cardiac Sciences
     Annual Report
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
          Annual report for the 2007 - 2008 fiscal year


Between April 1, ...
The program is anticipating a change in the current stable trend, to one of
growth in the year 2009. Fort St. John present...
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

              2007 – 2008 SUMMARY BY CLINIC LOCATION




Clinic location  ...
PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SUMMARY

                         The past five fiscal years



                           2003 –   20...
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Cardiac Sciences Partnership Program annual report.

  1. 1. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS in PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY 2007 – 2008 Cardiac Sciences Annual Report
  2. 2. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY Annual report for the 2007 - 2008 fiscal year Between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008 the Pediatric Cardiology Partnership team traveled to 19 clinics for a total of 46 clinic days around BC and the Yukon. The 9 pediatric cardiology clinic locations included Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Terrace, Prince George, Whitehorse, Williams Lake and Trail. We saw a total of 620 patients at these locations during this time period. We performed 423 echos. The Okanagan clinics of Penticton, Kelowna and Vernon make up 37% of the Partnership Program’s patient population. During the past fiscal year 16 days/7 trips were made to this region of the province. The challenge in the Okanagan continues to be securing physical space for the clinics at the regional hospitals. Vernon Jubilee Hospital continues to have the greatest challenge providing clinic space. Administrative staff at the Vernon Jubilee has been attempting to creatively resolve this issue, however the problem will persist until designated space can be allocated for visiting clinics. Kelowna General Hospital is also challenged to provide sufficient clinic space for pediatric outpatients. While one extra clinic day was secured for the Kelowna cardiology clinic in summer 2007, it was necessary to add an extra day at the Penticton Regional Hospital in the fall of 2007 to accommodate more Kelowna families. NITAOP (Northern & Isolation Assistance Outreach Program) funding was limited to 3 of our 4 clinics to Prince George this year. This resulted from an administrative error between the funding agency and the Prince George Regional Hospital. The fourth clinic continues to alleviate the high patient volume in this region (23% of the program’s total population) which serves families from as far as Fort St. John to the north, Quesnel to the south, the Alberta border to the east and Burns Lake to the west. These statistics reflect a stable trend over the past 3 years. The 2007-2008 clinic schedule was designed to ensure that the existing trend in patient volume could be maintained, and extra days, rather than extra clinics were added in Terrace, Kamloops, Kelowna and Penticton this past year to ensure that patients around the province were seen in a timely manner.
  3. 3. The program is anticipating a change in the current stable trend, to one of growth in the year 2009. Fort St. John presently benefits from the services of a retiring pediatric cardiologist who travels from Vancouver twice annually and spends 4 days seeing pediatric cardiac patients from this northern region, including those BC residents who have received heart surgery in Edmonton due to it’s proximity. The BCCH Cardiology Partnership Program will formally incorporate Fort St. John in it’s schedule beginning in 2009. BC Children’s Hospital statistics show that almost 300 patients made 400 patient visits from the Fraser Valley region to the Children’s Heart Centre in the 2006 – 2007 fiscal year. In anticipation of the opening of the new Abbotsford Regional Health and Cancer Centre in 2008, the Cardiology Partnership Program has been approached by the Abbotsford Planning and Transition team to discuss the establishment of pediatric cardiology clinics at the new site. Current plans will include 4-6 pediatric cardiology clinic days annually to this hospital beginning in 2009.
  4. 4. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY 2007 – 2008 SUMMARY BY CLINIC LOCATION Clinic location #Trips #Days #Patients #Echos Penticton 2 5 67 42 Vernon 2 4 68 50 Kelowna 3 7 105 80 Kamloops 3 7 80 63 Prince George 4 11 140 82 Terrace 2 5 61 45 Trail 1 3 43 30 Whitehorse 1 2 38 20 Williams Lake 1 2 18 11 Total 19 46 620 423 Average number of patients seen each clinic = 32.6 Average number of patients seen per clinic day = 13.4 Average number of echocardiograms done per clinic day = 9.2 Percentage of patients who received echocardiograms = 68.2%
  5. 5. PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM SUMMARY The past five fiscal years 2003 – 2004 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2004 -2005 2006 2007 2008 Total number of clinic 20 19 21 20 19 trips Total number of clinic 40 39 45 44 46 days Total number of 572 529 620 617 620 patients seen Number of patients 28.6 27.8 29.5 30.9 32.6 seen per clinic Number of patients 14.3 13.6 13.8 14.0 13.4 seen per day Number of echos 387 352 419 411 423 performed % Patients receiving 68% 67% 67.5% 66.6% 68.2% echos Average number of 9.6 9.0 9.3 9.3 9.2 echos per day

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