Table 1

Characteristics of CR enrollees, and relation of clinical characteristics to ideal wait time (N = 163)
Characteristic n (%) Perceived wait time from hospital discharge to CR, in days (Mean ± SD) Ideal wait time, in days (Mean ± SD) Association between indication and ideal wait time, t
Sociodemographic Characteristics
Males (%) 128 (78.5) - - -
Age (mean yrs ± SD) 62.8 ± 11.3 - - -
Caucasian (%) 122 (80.3) - - -
Retired (%) 66 (43.4) - - -
Income (% ≥ $50,000 CDN) 53 (42.1) - - -
Indication / Previous Cardiovascular History*
Percutaneous coronary intervention (%) 50 (33.3) 58.8 ± 55.8 26.4 ± 17.8 −2.66§§
Myocardial infarction (%) 49 (32.7) 60.7 ± 46.6 36.7 ± 27.7 1.1
Angina (%) 34 (22.7) 79.1 ± 116.4 27.5 ± 20.8 −1.83
Coronary artery bypass graft (%) 37 (24.7) 61.8 ± 31.9 46.9 ± 23.4 4.05§§§
Arrhythmia /pacemaker (%) 16 (10.7) 85.9 ± 67.4 50.9 ± 21.7 2.57§
Stroke (%) 14 (9.3) 70.6 ± 57.4 22.3 ± 20.5 −1.71
Heart failure (%) 8 (5.3) 210.6 ± 240.7 38.0 ± 28.0 0.49

*Note: participants were asked to self-report all previous events and procedures from those listed.

§p<0.05;§§p<0.01;§§§p<0.001.

†Compared ideal wait time to presence or absence of each listed indication using t-tests.

CR = cardiac rehabilitation.

Grace et al.

Grace et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:259   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-259

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