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Preventing Re-Hospitalization - Research Paper
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Name: Course Name: Course Instructor: Date of Submission: Contents Contents 2 Introduction 3 Studied Outcomes 4 Study Limitations 4 Performance Measures related to Discharge Education to Patients with Heart Failure 5 Factors Influencing Outcomes 5 Summary of Findings 6 Table of Evidence: Research Grid 7 Conclusion 9 References 10 Testing the Effect of and Intervention in Preventing Re-hospitalization Introduction As the expenditure in the United States leads with $2.3 trillion in 2008, attention has been focused on the rise of chronic disease among Americans as the major source of costs.
The only solution is improving chronic disease management which yields savings on a predictable basis. Though there has been much advancement in the curing of chronic diseases and in this case heart failure (HF), it still remains the core cause of hospitalizations in many nations and is linked with high mortality and morbidity, high medical care costs, and particularly in impaired quality of life. The different new approaches to heart failure care that have been investigated in clinical trials have raised the complexity of the treatment (Stromberg, 2002). The latest meta analyses indicates that, in addition to optimal pharmacological treatment or curing, the care of heart failure patients by a multidisciplinary team lowers rehospitalization and mortality rates and improves the quality of life of patients.(Van der Wal & Van Veldhuisen, 2005). ...
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