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Evaluation of a Discharge Tool to Improve Provider Communication and Readmission Rates in Adult Heart Failure Patients.
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic clinical syndrome that causes high rates of mortality, morbidity, and increased health care costs (Anderson, 2013). Heart failure patients frequently experience hospitalizations due to acute ...
Implementing Palliative Care in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure in a Primary Care Setting
Presentation Purpose: The purpose of this project was to identify adult heart failure patients with unmet palliative care needs in the primary care setting. The goal was to focus on implementing a palliative care assessment ...
Chronic Heart Failure Management in Rural Primary Care
Background: Heart failure has been identified as a diagnosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality with inconsistent outcomes. As of October 1st, 2012 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...