Which components of heart failure programmes are effective? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the outcomes of structured telephone support or telemonitoring as the primary component of chronic heart failure management in 8,323 patients (Abridg

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Oxford Journal
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
European Journal of Heart Failure, 2011, 13
Issue Date:
2011-01
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Chronic heart failure (CHF) specialized disease management programmes improve survival and quality of life, reduce rehospitalization, and increase the implementation of evidence-based practice [1,2] However, most of the successful CHF disease management programmes have been built around close clinical follow-up. The need for intense face-to-face follow-up strategies limits the number of patients who can participate in these programmes.
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