Effects of a home-based intervention among patients with congestive heart failure discharged from acute hospital care.

@article{Stewart1998EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a home-based intervention among patients with congestive heart failure discharged from acute hospital care.},
  author={Simon Stewart and Sue A Pearson and John David Horowitz},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={158 10},
  pages={
          1067-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND We examined the effect of a home-based intervention (HBI) on readmission and death among "high-risk" patients with congestive heart failure discharged home from acute hospital care. METHODS Hospitalized patients with congestive heart failure and impaired systolic function, intolerance to exercise, and a history of 1 or more hospital admissions for acute heart failure were randomized to either usual care (n=48) or HBI at 1 week after discharge (n=49). Home-based intervention… CONTINUE READING
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