Snapshot Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Study Follow up

The Snapshot Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Follow Up Study aims to build on the original Snapshot project by following up the Australian cohort approximately 18 months after their initial hospital admission.

The study will provide an unprecedented opportunity to determine the experience of these patients after their initial hospital stay including their service utilisation, health outcomes, and associated costs. Ethical approval for conducting the study from the majority of sites has been granted and it is anticipated the follow up will commence in October 2013.

Participants will be contacted via letter and/or telephone and asked to complete a questionnaire which will be entered into an online database. In addition, data linkage with the National Death Index, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) and hospital readmission data is being sought.

It is anticipated that results will be available toward the end of 2014.