TITLE

A nurse-facilator intervention improved the use of β-blockers in outpatients with stable congestive heart failure

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 1, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study regarding the evaluation of strategies to increase β-blocker use in heart failure, published in the 2003 issue of the journal "Circulation." For this study 169 patients who met the criteria for congestive heart failure, and had left ventricular ejection fraction or moderate or severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction were examined. All providers received a provider education program. 25 providers with 54 patients were allocated to a nurse-facilitator group. More patients in the nurse-facilitator group were initiated or uptitrated on β-blockers and reached daily target β-blocker doses than in the provider- and patient-notification or control groups.
ACCESSION #
12104563

 

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