Continuity and utilization of health and community care in elderly patients with heart failure before and after hospitalization

@inproceedings{Sfstrm2018ContinuityAU,
  title={Continuity and utilization of health and community care in elderly patients with heart failure before and after hospitalization},
  author={Emma S{\"a}fstr{\"o}m and Tiny Jaarsma and Anna Str{\"o}mberg},
  booktitle={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundThe period after hospitalization due to deteriorated heart failure (HF) is characterized as a time of high generalized risk. The transition from hospital to home is often problematic due to insufficient coordination of care, leading to a fragmentation of care rather than a seamless continuum of care. The aim was to describe health and community care utilization prior to and 30 days after hospitalization, and the continuity of care in patients hospitalized due to de novo or… CONTINUE READING

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