CARDIAC-ARIA: Measuring the accessibility to cardiovascular services in rural and remote Australia via applied geographical spatial technology (GIS)

  • Tonkin, Andrew (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Clark, Robyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Coffee, Neil (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Eckert, Kerena (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wilkinson, Dawn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Astles, Peter (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Milligan, Marian (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stewart, Simon (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This unique, innovative and highly collaborative project has the potential to deliver a powerful tool to highlight and combat the burden imposed by cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Australia. This study, CARDIAC-ARIA is designed to: Map the type and location of cardiovascular services currently available in Australia, relative to the distribution of individuals who currently have symptomatic CVD; determine, by expert panel, what are the minimal requirements for comprehensive cardiovascular health support in metropolitan and rural communities and; derive a rating classification based on the Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) for each of Australia's 11,338 rural and remote population centres.
Effective start/end date2/01/0731/12/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)