C M Ruggerio

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Congestive heart failure is the most common cause of hospitalization for the older population. A previous study demonstrated that rehospitalizations, undertaken by 30% to 50% of elderly patients, can be prevented with intensive multidisciplinary intervention. A pilot study was designed to determine whether a less intensive program with patient education(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure has a large medical and economic impact on the elderly. Past studies have shown that high-intensity multidisciplinary interventions at academic medical centers can reduce future hospitalizations. Our pilot study examined the effects of a low-intensity monitoring program on hospitalizations and cost of care for patients with heart(More)
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