Inpatient palliative care referral and 9-month hospital readmission in patients with congestive heart failure: a linked nationwide analysis.

@article{Wiskar2017InpatientPC,
  title={Inpatient palliative care referral and 9-month hospital readmission in patients with congestive heart failure: a linked nationwide analysis.},
  author={Katie J Wiskar and L. A. Celi and Keith R. Walley and Clark Fruhstorfer and Barret Rush},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={282 5},
  pages={445-451}
}
OBJECTIVE End-stage heart failure (HF) is characterized by high symptom burden and frequent hospitalization. Palliative care (PC) is recommended for advanced HF, and there is some evidence in other diseases that this may reduce readmission rates. We attempted examine the association of an inpatient PC visit on hospital readmission for patients admitted with HF. METHODS Retrospective linked nationwide analysis from 2013 with 9-month follow-up for all hospital readmissions for patients admitted… CONTINUE READING