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Quality of Care Study Group

of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association

ACCA is eager to create a new study group on Quality of Care (QoC) composed of experts focusing on QoC within acute cardiac care situations.
The group is formed under the umbrella of the ACCA Scientific Committee.
The study group is interdisciplinary and international.
Among the initiatives and activities of the group, the definition of Performance Measures (PM) for the management of myocardial infarction is a priority.


Composition of the Group

Study Group Leadership: Study Group Members

  • Prof Keith  Fox
  • Prof Chritiaan Vrints
  • Dr Christopher Gale
  • Prof Eva Swahn
  • Dr Fredric Capuano
  • Prof Hector Bueno
  • Prof Marco Tubaro
  • Dr Maria Rubini
  • Prof Nicolas Danchin
  • Dr Theresa Mc Donagh
  • Prof Tom Quinn
  • Prof Uwe Zeymer
  • Prof Kurt Huber
  • Dr Maddalena Lettino
  • Dr Zaza Iakobishvili
  • Dr Eric Bonnefoy

Publications 2015-2016:

Quality indicators for acute myocardial infarction: A position paper of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association -


  • To promote QoC as one of the main objectives of the ACCA
  • To continuously integrate QoC into various ACCA and ESC initiatives (textbooks, guidelines, congress programmes, workshops, webinars)
  • To develop dedicated PM to assess QoC in various acute situations such as Acute Coronary Syndromes, Acute Heart Failure, Acute Arrhythmias and Acute Pulmonary Embolism.
  • To produce position papers on the topic.
  • To design, promote and participate in a multicenter registry to assess QoC in specific acute cardiac situations.
  • To report on quality assessment to Public Health administrations, Insurance companies, the press (lay and specialized), patients and the general population.

Activities & Achievements & future project

  • Definition of PMs for acute myocardial infarction: started May 2014, first poll May 2014, draft for definition Q4 2014, position paper submission Q2 2015.
  • Definition of PMs for Acute Heart failure: Group modification with additional members who are experts in HF (chair and members) September 2014; draft for PM definition Q2 2015, position paper submission Q4 2015.
  • Other clinical situations: To be determined.
  • PM assessment: proposal for specific variables to be added to an ACCA registry;
  • Reporting of data to Scientific community,Administrators, Press & Public