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Tv Check list and chf readmissions

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By Miguel Gambetta I am a cardiologist, non invasive, and it love reading yours abstracts.
Abhijeet Basoor, Nitin C Doshi, John F Cotant, Tarek Saleh, Mina Todorov, Nishit Choksi, Kiritkumar C Patel, Michele Degregorio, Rajendra H Mehta, Abdul R Halabi
Providing effective discharge instructions, appropriate dose uptitration, education regarding heart failure (HF) monitoring, and strict follow-up have all been shown to decrease readmissions for HF but are all underutilized. The authors developed and evaluated the impact of a quality-improvement HF checklist as a tool to remind physicians to improve quality of care in HF patients. The checklist was used in randomly selected patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of acute decompensated HF. It included documentation regarding medications and dose uptitration, relevant counseling, and follow-up instructions at discharge...
July 2013: Congestive Heart Failure
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