Quality Improvement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure by Participating Indiana and Kentucky Hospitals

@article{Caldwell1998QualityII,
  title={Quality Improvement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Failure by Participating Indiana and Kentucky Hospitals},
  author={Glyn G. Caldwell and P Berg and Clive Pritchard and John N. Lewis},
  journal={Evaluation & the Health Professions},
  year={1998},
  volume={21},
  pages={461 - 471}
}
Acute-care hospitals in Kentucky and Indiana collaborated with Health Care Excel, the Medicare peer review organization, to improve the care of patients admitted with heart failure. Current guidelinesfor the treatment of heart failure support a focus on quality indicators including confirmation of diagnosis, choice of therapeutic agents, education ofpatients and their caregivers, and discharge planning. Significant improvement occurred in use of diagnostic tests to confirm diagnosis and in… CONTINUE READING

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