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Follow-Up after Heart Failure Hospitalization: Attendance and Effects of Timing and Provider Type on Readmission Rates
Objective: The purposes of this study were to: a.) determine differences in demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical variables of adult patients with heart failure that attend follow-up and those who do not and to: b.) to ...
Impact of Early Telephone Follow-up in Recently Discharged Heart Failure Patients
Background: 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 ...
Providers Perceptions of the Use of a Telephone Script to Prevent and Lower Readmission Rates of Congestive Heart Failure Patients
Background: Congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospital admissions in adults greater than 65 years old and costs the United States 32 billion dollars annually (Center for Disease Control- Heart Failure ...