Use of Nonprescription Medications by Patients with Congestive Heart Failure

  title={Use of Nonprescription Medications by Patients with Congestive Heart Failure},
  author={Margaret L. Ackman and Jeffrey B. Campbell and Kimberly A Buzak and Ross T. Tsuyuki and Terrence J. Montague and Koon K Teo},
  booktitle={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
OBJECTIVE: To define the utilization pattern of nonprescription therapies in patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and to compare this pattern with that of an age- and gender-matched control group without any self-reported heart conditions. DESIGN: Survey questionnaire completed by participants at home. SETTING: Ambulatory CHF clinic in a tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS: Patients attending the clinic between July 1995 and May 1996 who agreed to participate. Control subjects were age… 

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