Palliative care consultations for heart failure patients: how many, when, and why?

@article{Bakitas2013PalliativeCC,
  title={Palliative care consultations for heart failure patients: how many, when, and why?},
  author={Marie Bakitas and Meredith Macmartin and Kenneth Trzepkowski and A McIntosh Robert and Lisa V. Jackson and Jeremiah R. Brown and J Nicholas Dionne-Odom and Alan T. Kono},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          193-201
        }
}
OBJECTIVE In preparation for development of a palliative care intervention for patients with heart failure (HF) and their caregivers, we aimed to characterize the HF population receiving palliative care consultations (PCCs). METHODS AND RESULTS Reviewing charts from January 2006 to April 2011, we analyzed HF patient data including demographic and clinical characteristics, Seattle Heart Failure scores, and PCCs. Using Atlas qualitative software, we conducted a content analysis of PCC notes to… CONTINUE READING
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