The caregiving perspective in heart failure: a population based study

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Davidson, Patricia et al. 2013, 'The caregiving perspective in heart failure: a population based study', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 13, no. 342, pp. 342-1-342-7.
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Background: Heart failure (HF) is a frequent condition in the elderly and mortality is high. This study sought to describe the profile of those providing care in the community and their needs. Methods: The South Australian Health Omnibus is an annual, random, face-to-face, cross sectional survey conducted within the state. Having standardized data to the whole population, the study describes the subset of the population who identify that they actively cared for someone at the end of life with HF in the five years before survey administration.
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