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Home Healthc Nurse. 2012 Jul-Aug;30(7):394-405; quiz 406-7. doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31825b11ab.

Best practices for heart failure: a focused review.

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  • 1Integrated Chronic Care Management, Sutter Care at Home, 4830 Business Center Dr., Suite 140, Fairfield, CA, USA. suterp@sutterhealth.org

Abstract

Heart failure (HF) is a progressive condition and is associated with high patient mortality rates and frequent hospitalizations. This article provides an overview of clinical, self-management support, and care transitions best practices for HF care in the home care sector. Clinicians armed with competencies in HF management are positioned to meet the 3-part aim of healthcare reform: improved health, better care, and lower cost.

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