Prospective evaluation of beta-blocker use at the time of hospital discharge as a heart failure performance measure: results from OPTIMIZE-HF.

@article{Fonarow2007ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of beta-blocker use at the time of hospital discharge as a heart failure performance measure: results from OPTIMIZE-HF.},
  author={Gregg C Fonarow and William T. Abraham and Nancy M Albert and Wendy Gattis Stough and Mihai Gheorghiade and Barry H. Greenberg and Christopher M. O'Connor and Jie L. Sun and Clyde W. Yancy and James B. De Young},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={722-31}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate beta-blocker use at hospital discharge as an indicator of quality of care and outcomes in patients with heart failure (HF). METHODS AND RESULTS Data from the Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF) registry for patients hospitalized with HF from 259 hospitals were prospectively collected and analyzed. HF medication contraindications, intolerance, and use at… CONTINUE READING

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