Improving the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in the outpatient setting: the IMPROVE HF performance improvement registry.

@article{Fonarow2007ImprovingTU,
  title={Improving the use of evidence-based heart failure therapies in the outpatient setting: the IMPROVE HF performance improvement registry.},
  author={Gregg C Fonarow and Clyde W. Yancy and Nancy M Albert and Anne B Curtis and Wendy Gattis Stough and Mihai Gheorghiade and James Thomas Heywood and Mandeep R Mehra and Christopher M. O'Connor and Dwight Reynolds and Mary Norine Walsh},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={154 1},
  pages={12-38}
}
Evidence-based consensus treatment guidelines are available to assist physicians with the management of chronic heart failure (HF). Although it has been generally presumed that physicians incorporate these treatment guidelines into clinical practice, the actual assimilation of evidence-based strategies and guidelines has been demonstrated to be less than ideal. Studies of HF care show that treatment guidelines are slowly adopted and inconsistently applied and, thus, often fail to lead to… CONTINUE READING

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