Patients with treatable malignant diseases--including heart failure--are entitled to specialist care

Cleland, John G. F.
January 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/18/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 2, p207
Academic Journal
Comments on a research on the impact of physician specialty on the outcome of care in patients discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Implications of the research for the effective and cost-effective care of heart failure patients; Significance of health care contacts from non-cardiovascular complaints to the medical care of patients with heart failure; Comparison of the survival of patients managed solely by family physicians and jointly by specialists.


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