Feasibility of evidence-based diagnosis and management of heart failure in older people in care: a pilot randomised controlled trial

@inproceedings{Hancock2012FeasibilityOE,
  title={Feasibility of evidence-based diagnosis and management of heart failure in older people in care: a pilot randomised controlled trial},
  author={Helen C. Hancock and Helen J. Close and J M Mason and Jeremy James Murphy and Ahmet Fuat and Mark A de Belder and Trudy Hunt and Andy Baker and Douglas W. Wilson and Amritpal S Hungin},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Many older people in long-term care do not receive evidence-based diagnosis or management for heart failure; it is not known whether this can be achieved for this population. We initiated an onsite heart failure service, compared with 'usual care' with the aim of establishing the feasibility of accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. METHODS A pilot randomised controlled trial which randomised residents from 33 care facilities in North-East England with left ventricular… CONTINUE READING