Cost/utility ratio in chronic heart failure: comparison between heart failure management program delivered by day-hospital and usual care.

@article{Capomolla2002CostutilityRI,
  title={Cost/utility ratio in chronic heart failure: comparison between heart failure management program delivered by day-hospital and usual care.},
  author={Soccorso Capomolla and Oreste Febo and Monica Ceresa and Angelo Caporotondi and Giampaolo Guazzotti and Maria Teresa La Rovere and Marina Ferrari and Francesca Lenta and Sonia Baldin and Chiara Vaccarini and Marco Gnemmi and Giandomenico Pinna and Roberto Maestri and Paola Abelli and Sandro Verdirosi and Franco Cobelli},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={1259-66}
}
OBJECTIVE This study compared the effectiveness and cost/utility ratio between a heart failure (HF) management program delivered by day-hospital (DH) and usual care in chronic heart failure (CHF) outpatients. BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that about 50% of readmissions for CHF can be prevented by a multidisciplinary approach. However, the performance, effectiveness, and cost/utility ratio of a process of HF outpatient management related to evidence-based medicine have not been considered… CONTINUE READING
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