Anne Nakano

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BACKGROUND The treatment of heart failure (HF) is complex and the prognosis remains serious. A range of strategies is used across health care systems to improve the quality of care for HF patients. We present results from a nationwide multidisciplinary initiative to monitor and improve the quality of care and clinical outcome of HF patients using indicator(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, The Danish National Indicator Project (DNIP) reported findings on patients hospitalized with perforated ulcer. The indicator "30-days mortality" showed major discrepancy between the observed mortality of 28% and the chosen standard (10%). RATIONALE An audit committee was appointed to examine quality problems linked to the high(More)
BACKGROUND To provide equal care and treatment of cardiac patients it is common practice to base the work on clinical guidelines. These guidelines mainly cover the provider perspective rather than the patient perspective. Patient satisfaction, however, is an important parameter within quality development of professional services in hospitals. Patient(More)
BACKGROUND data are sparse on age- and sex-related differences in use of guideline-recommended care and subsequent mortality among patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS we identified 24,308 incident patients with a verified primary diagnosis of HF recorded during 2003-2010 in the Danish Heart Failure Registry. The registry monitors(More)
INTRODUCTION Mortality following perforated peptic ulcer in Denmark is nearly 30%. Delayed surgery is a prognostic factor, but only half of the patients are operated within six hours of perforation - a predefined quality of care criterion in The Danish National Indicator Project. A clinical audit was conducted to investigate possible reasons. MATERIAL AND(More)
AIM OF DATABASE The Danish Cardiac Rehabilitation Database (DHRD) aims to improve the quality of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) to the benefit of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). STUDY POPULATION Hospitalized patients with CHD with stenosis on coronary angiography treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, coronary artery bypass grafting, or(More)
AIM OF DATABASE The aim of the Danish Heart Failure Registry (DHFR) is to monitor and improve the care of patients with incident heart failure (HF) in Denmark. STUDY POPULATION The DHFR includes inpatients and outpatients (≥18 years) with incident HF. Reporting to the DHFR is mandatory for the Danish hospital departments treating patients with incident(More)