Current Heart Failure Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 227–231

What Is the Optimal Place for Heart Failure Treatment and Care: Home or Hospital?

Self-Care and Health Outcomes (T Jaarsma, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11897-013-0144-x

Cite this article as:
Stewart, S. Curr Heart Fail Rep (2013) 10: 227. doi:10.1007/s11897-013-0144-x


This article examines the role of home versus hospital clinic-based management of heart failure to achieve the best outcomes for affected individuals and their carer/families. It also considers the role of remote management strategies. Overall, the evidence in favor of home-based strategies is quite compelling. However, persistently high levels of heart-failure-related morbidity and mortality, combined with inconsistent application of key components of care, mandate greater efforts to develop more standardized and cost-effective forms of heart failure support services.


Heart failure Disease management programs Home-based Specialist outpatient clinics 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease & Head, Preventative HealthBaker IDI Heart and Diabetes InstituteMelbourneAustralia

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