The diagnosis of heart failure in European primary care: The IMPROVEMENT Programme survey of perception and practice.

@article{Hobbs2005TheDO,
  title={The diagnosis of heart failure in European primary care: The IMPROVEMENT Programme survey of perception and practice.},
  author={F D Richard Hobbs and Jerzy Korewicki and John G. F. Cleland and Joanne Eastaugh and Nick Freemantle},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={768-79}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine European primary care physicians (PCPs) views on diagnosis of heart failure and compare perceptions with actual practice. DESIGN Semi-structured PCP interviews and case note review on a random sample of heart failure patients. PARTICIPANTS 1363 primary care physicians from 14 countries and 11,062 patient notes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Perceptions of PCPs compared to actual performance in heart failure (HF) diagnosis. RESULTS Over 50% of patients with HF were above 70… CONTINUE READING

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