Randomized Trial of Telephone Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure (DIAL): study design and preliminary observations.

@article{Grancelli2003RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized Trial of Telephone Intervention in Chronic Heart Failure (DIAL): study design and preliminary observations.},
  author={Hugo Omar Grancelli and Sergio Varini and Daniel Ferrante and Ra{\'u}l Schwartzman and Carola Zambrano and Sa{\'u}l Soifer and Daniel Nul and Hern{\'a}n C. Doval},
  journal={Journal of cardiac failure},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={172-9}
}
BACKGROUND In the last few years different approaches based on comprehensive patient care and close surveillance by multidisciplinary teams have shown promising results in heart failure. However, current evidence mainly derives from small and often nonrandomized studies performed at a single center, with selected populations, using dissimilar and complex strategies. We designed a large randomized study to test the hypothesis that a single program, based on a centralized telephone intervention… CONTINUE READING

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