|Hospital administrators’ mean attitudes regarding cr (±standard deviation), by presence of cardiac rehabilitation program at the institution where they work|
|Item||CR program (n=93; 51.4%)||No CR (n=88; 48.6%)||Total (N=195)|
|1. CR programs provide benefits beyond what primary care providers can offer||4.39±0.75||4.77±5.68||4.55±3.88|
|2. CR programs promote sustained behavioural changes that improve their health outcomes||4.39±0.64||4.23±0.55||4.31±0.60|
|3. It is the hospitals’ responsibility to provide all eligible inpatients with the information they need to begin an outpatient CR program||4.33±0.91||4.13±0.84||4.22±0.88|
|4. The closest available CR program is of good quality||4.36±0.82||4.01±0.83||4.20±0.83††|
|5. The government should provide more funding for CR programs||4.24±0.82||3.85±0.85||4.04±0.84††|
|6. Ministry funding models are a financial disincentive to CR provision||3.31±1.08||3.37±1.06||3.33±1.05|
|7. It is likely that government funding for CR programs will be sustained over time||3.36±1.01||3.05±0.88||3.23±0.96†|
|8. We do not have enough space to run a CR program at my institution||2.36±1.33||3.49±1.28||2.90±1.40†††|
|9. CR services are generally one of the first programs to be cut-back when we make budget reductions||2.52±1.07||3.20±0.98||2.78±1.08†††|
|10. Patients and their families should be responsible for their own health behavior changes and risk reduction self-management post-hospitalization||2.43±1.09||2.72±1.09||2.58±1.09|
|11. Scarce healthcare dollars should not be spent on outpatient care at the expense of acute care||2.06±1.26||2.19±1.01||2.12±1.13|
|12. Healthcare providers on the cardiac floor have other more important clinical duties than to refer patients to CR||1.71±0.91||1.65±0.73||1.70±0.83|
|13. Provincial health insurance should not cover CR services for cardiac patients post-hospitalization||1.47±0.75||1.78±0.90||1.61±0.84†|
|14. I am skeptical about the benefits of CR programs||1.28±0.52||1.65±0.70||1.47±0.65†††|
Note: Items were scored on a scale from 1 ‘Strongly Disagree’ to 5 ‘Strongly Agree’.
†††p=.001, ††p=.01, †p<.05.
Grace et al.
Grace et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:120 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-120