Effects of a postdischarge transitional care programme for patients with coronary heart disease in China: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Zhao2009EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a postdischarge transitional care programme for patients with coronary heart disease in China: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Yue Zhao and Frances Kam Yuet Wong},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 17},
  pages={2444-55}
}
AIM To test the effects of a postdischarge transitional care programme among patients with coronary heart disease. BACKGROUND . Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. Effective postdischarge care can help patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and thereby control the risk factors. Transitional care is under-developed in mainland China. DESIGN A randomised controlled trial. METHOD The control group (n = 100) received routine care and the study group (n = 100) received… CONTINUE READING