Health-Related Quality of Life as a Predictor of Hospital Readmission and Death Among Patients With Heart Failure

@article{RodrguezArtalejo2005HealthRelatedQO,
  title={Health-Related Quality of Life as a Predictor of Hospital Readmission and Death Among Patients With Heart Failure},
  author={Fernando Rodr{\'i}guez-Artalejo and Pilar Guallar-Castill{\'o}n and Carlos Rodr{\'i}guez Pascual and Carmen Montoto Otero and Ana Montes and Adoraci{\'o}n Nieto Garc{\'i}a and Pedro Conthe and Maite Olcoz Chiva and Jos{\'e} Ram{\'o}n Banegas Banegas and Manuel Conde Herrera},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={165 11},
  pages={
          1274-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND We sought to examine the relationship between health-related quality of life (HRQL) and a first emergency rehospitalization and mortality in patients with heart failure (HF) having a wide variation in ventricular ejection fraction and functional status. METHODS Prospective study conducted with 394 patients admitted for HF-related emergencies at 4 Spanish hospitals. Baseline HRQL was measured with a generic questionnaire, the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Survey (SF-36… CONTINUE READING
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