Patient-Identified Factors Related to Heart Failure Readmissions

  title={Patient-Identified Factors Related to Heart Failure Readmissions},
  author={Jessica H. Retrum and Jennifer M. Boggs and Andrew M Hersh and Leslie A. Wright and Deborah S. Main and David J. Magid and Larry A. Allen},
  journal={Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes},
Background—Although readmission after hospitalization for heart failure has received increasing attention, little is known about its root causes. Prior investigations have relied on administrative databases, chart review, and single-question surveys. Methods and Results—We performed semistructured 30- to 60-minute interviews of patients (n=28) readmitted within 6 months of index heart failure admission. Established qualitative approaches were used to analyze and to interpret data. Interview… 

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