In collaboration with Public Health England (PHE), we have launched the new business case model for AF-related stroke prevention: The AF Care Pathway Business Case Model.

Led by the Implementation Team from the Greater Manchester (GM) AHSN, this important initiative uses local, publicly-reported data on AF to help each organisation identify specific areas for improving the identification and management of AF. In a step-wise process the business case assesses the potential gaps in:

  • Detecting individuals with AF so that all those who need it have access to preventative care
  • Risk assessing and Protecting people with AF who are most at risk (those with a CHA2DS2-VASc ≥ 2) by ensuring that all eligible patients have access to treatment with an anticoagulant.
  • Perfecting treatment approaches, by ensuring adequate treatment for everyone with AF who is receiving an anticoagulant

Using the AF Care Pathway Business Case model

The AF Care Pathway Business Case Model assesses each management opportunity in AF to identify any potential deficits in current care, the cost impact on the local health economy, and the number of strokes that could be prevented, and lives saved, with improvements to anticoagulation treatment patterns. Using the model, each organisation is able to review a set of specific interventions to address local needs, and evaluate the most efficient focus of investment and resources in their region.

If you would like to find out more about using the Business Case Model in your organisation, please contact:

Please note that you will need to save the documents in the same folder in order for them to link to each other.

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