Heart & Circulation

Do you or a loved one suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF)? Your input is needed on a review looking at the effects of organised care for the management of AF

Skills / interests: Consumer (public, patient, carer) input

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heartbeat that occurs when the electrical signals of the heart fire quickly, causing the heart to beat too fast. It is a common condition in adults and is associated with an increased risk of other conditions, such as stroke and heart failure, as well as an increased risk in death. The current approach to AF management follows a traditional model, where one health care professional provides the required care and services. However, this poses a significant burden to the health system and individual practitioners. Multidisciplinary teams, including advanced healthcare practitioners, may be able to provide care delivery more efficiently through an integrated model. However, it not known if organised care is better than routine care.   

I have a review on ‘Clinical service organisation for adults with atrial fibrillation’.I am looking for a consumer to review it. Would you be interested in helping us with this article?

Cochrane considers a consumer to be a person with experience of the condition (in this case, atrial fibrillation), either as a parent or as a carer/family member of a patient. From a consumer perspective, we are interested in if the language of the review, especially the language used in the Plain Language Summary, is accessible and if it feels relevant for those with atrial fibrillation, such that it will be helpful to patients and carers with healthcare decision making. 

While you are welcome to provide feedback on any aspect of the review, you can focus your attention on the summary sections. Our aim is for this to be a manageable task that does not overburden consumer reviewers. 

Thank you in advance for considering!

Ideal applicant

Anyone with experience of the condition, either as a patient or carer/family member.

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