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Nurs Case Manag. 1998 May-Jun;3(3):108-14; quiz 115-6.

Outcomes for patients with congestive heart failure in a nursing case management model.

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  • 1Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa 35487-0358, USA.


Congestive heart failure is a leading cause of hospital admissions, costing an estimated $7 billion in 1990. Hospital-based nursing case management has been used to reduce costs of care while maintaining quality of care. This study describes the outcomes for 50 patients with congestive heart failure in a hospital-based nursing care management model, providing general outcomes, physiologic status, physical functioning, health knowledge, and family caregiver status. The number of medications was the only predictor of length of stay using regression analysis.

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