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dc.contributor.advisorCosimano, Amyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Kathrynen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-26T18:35:10Z
dc.date.available2020-05-18T08:40:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/122488
dc.description.abstractBackground: Due to the vulnerability of the heart failure population and the economical burden on the healthcare system, legislature introduced a program addressing heart failure readmissions. Close outpatient follow-up has been identified as a primary means of prevention.|Purpose: To evaluate the impact of follow-up in the heart failure population post-discharge from the acute care setting.|Sample/Setting: This project took place in an urban Midwest, 116-bed hospital including adults discharged home with the primary diagnosis of heart failure.|Methods: Formulated as a quality improvement project, a telephone call was utilized to conduct a questionnaire addressing adherence and barriers. Data was disseminated to patients’ outpatient providers.|Results: Thirteen of the 20 participants received the intervention with two patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge (15.4%). The remaining seven unable to be contacted for follow-up had a 37.5% readmission rate. There was a decrease in 30-day readmission rates among the intervention group in comparison to retrospective analysis, with 11% and 12.7% respectively. All respondent providers believed this tool positively affected outcomes, facilitated follow-up, and assisted in formulating management plans.|Conclusion: Utilizing a follow-up telephone call improves outcomes and positively impacts the provider’s ability to individualize and formulate an appropriate care plan.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshAftercareen_US
dc.subject.meshHeart Failureen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Readmissionen_US
dc.titleImpact of Early Telephone Follow-up in Recently Discharged Heart Failure Patientsen_US
dc.rights.holderKathryn Weaveren_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.embargo.terms2020-05-18
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.degree.committeeTodd, Marthaen_US


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