Improving evidence-based care for heart failure in outpatient cardiology practices: primary results of the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF).

@article{Fonarow2010ImprovingEC,
  title={Improving evidence-based care for heart failure in outpatient cardiology practices: primary results of the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF).},
  author={Gregg C Fonarow and Nancy M Albert and Anne B Curtis and Wendy Gattis Stough and Mihai Gheorghiade and James Thomas Heywood and Mark L Mcbride and Patches Johnson Inge and Mandeep R Mehra and Christopher M. O'Connor and Dwight Reynolds and Mary Norine Walsh and Clyde W. Yancy},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2010},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={585-96}
}
BACKGROUND A treatment gap exists between heart failure (HF) guidelines and the clinical care of patients. The Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF) prospectively tested a multidimensional practice-specific performance improvement intervention on the use of guideline-recommended therapies for HF in outpatient cardiology practices. METHODS AND RESULTS Performance data were collected in a random sample of HF patients from… CONTINUE READING

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