Abbott releases new research on challenges of caring for cardiovascular patients

August 19, 2020 – New global research released by Abbott (Abbott Park, IL) takes a deep dive into the barriers of cardiovascular patient care and shows that more than 80% of physicians and hospital administrators view technology and data as critical to addressing challenges before, during, and after treatment. The goal of the survey was to uncover how data and technology could better guide physician decision making and improve patient outcomes.

According to the new data, 79% of patients have confidence in physicians’ decision-making, but they feel technology can help deliver more personalized care. More than half of vascular patients globally believe that utilizing the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies can help physicians determine the best treatment plan, Abbott said.

The findings from the “Beyond Intervention” report commissioned by Abbott, show that using advanced technologies can enable more precise diagnoses and better treatment strategies to ensure the best possible results. The survey was designed to examine the current state of vascular care and how healthcare leaders, physicians and patients view the importance of incorporating data and technology into treatment pathways.

Key findings from the research include:

  • 33% of U.S. physicians want patients to be more involved in their health through consumer digital health devices/wearables.
  • 55% of physicians stated they have little time to spend with patients
  • 42% have little insight into aftercare and patient adherence
  • Approximately 63% of U.S. physicians believe at-risk patients can be better identified through greater connectivity between primary care providers and patients
  • 72% of patients viewed data that “lets my doctor see my problem and act on it in a tailored-for-me manner” as the number one priority
  • Also ranking near the top was, “patients want physicians to use data results collected from specific procedures or treatments to make personalized recommendations.”

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