What Is the Optimal Place for Heart Failure Treatment and Care: Home or Hospital?
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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.
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Current Heart Failure Reports
Volume 10, Issue 3 , pp 227-231
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- Simon Stewart (1)
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- 1. NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease & Head, Preventative Health, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, PO Box 6492, St Kilda Rd Central, Melbourne, Victoria, 8008, Australia