The last six months of life for patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Levenson2000TheLS,
  title={The last six months of life for patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={James W. Levenson and Ellen P. McCarthy and Joanne Lynn and Roger B. Davis and Russell S. Phillips},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 5 Suppl},
  pages={S101-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To characterize the experiences of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) during their last 6 months of life. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of data from a prospective cohort study. SETTING Five geographically diverse tertiary care academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1404 patients enrolled in the Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT) with a diagnosis of an acute exacerbation of CHF, of whom 539 patients… CONTINUE READING
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