Factors contributing to rehospitalization of elderly patients with heart failure.

@article{Happ1997FactorsCT,
  title={Factors contributing to rehospitalization of elderly patients with heart failure.},
  author={Mary Beth Happ and Mary D. Naylor and Paula Roe-Prior},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={75-84}
}
This article describes factors contributing to rehospitalizations of elderly patients with heart failure. Advanced practice nurses' logs, study questionnaires, and medical record summaries from a recent clinical trial provided rich, descriptive information about a variety of social and behavioral factors surrounding rehospitalization in these medically fragile older people. Medication and dietary nonadherence were factors affecting symptom appearance and rehospitalization. Social and behavioral… CONTINUE READING

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