Management of chronic heart failure in general practice in Australia.

@article{Taylor2016ManagementOC,
  title={Management of chronic heart failure in general practice in Australia.},
  author={Claire J. J. Taylor and Lisa Valenti and Helena C Britt and Joan Henderson and Clare F Bayram and Graeme C Miller and F. D. Richard Hobbs},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  year={2016},
  volume={45 11},
  pages={
          734-739
        }
}
BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure is a common clinical syndrome associated with high healthcare system use. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore the management of chronic heart failure in Australian general practice. METHODS Data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health program were used to determine the prevalence of chronic heart failure, use of natriuretic peptide testing, prescribing patterns, hospitalisation rates and referrals to community-based heart failure… CONTINUE READING

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