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BACKGROUND Several trials support the usefulness of disease management (DM) for improving clinical outcomes in heart failure (HF). Most of these studies are limited by small sample size; absence of concurrent, randomized controls; limited follow-up; restriction to urban academic centers; and low baseline use of effective medications. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
Information technology is of increasing importance to the health service. Two main types of system have grown up, those in clinical departments and central administrative systems. It is important to consider their inter-relationships. A clinical system in the Renal Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary is described, which is typical of many departmental(More)
This poster discusses the development of a program for tracking heart failure in patients at home using data available to the patient. Introduction. Heart failure is a chronic condition representing a major and increasing cause of death and disability currently afflicting over four million Americans. A number of recent studies have shown that careful(More)
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