Rationale and methods of the multicenter randomised trial of a heart failure management programme among geriatric patients (HF-Geriatrics)

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p627
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the study called HF-Geriatrics conducted by the authors related to disease management programmes (DMPs) for heart failure (HF) in geriatric patients in Spain. It states that patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of HF in acute care units were assigned randomly to a DMP and were followed for 12 months. It mentions that factors like lower life expectancy and low health literacy may affect effectiveness of DMPs in HF.


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