Current Heart Failure Reports

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 178–187

Interventions for Heart Failure Readmissions: Successes and Failures

Management of Heart Failure (TE Meyer, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11897-014-0192-x

Cite this article as:
Fleming, L.M. & Kociol, R.D. Curr Heart Fail Rep (2014) 11: 178. doi:10.1007/s11897-014-0192-x

Abstract

Heart failure readmissions result in significant costs to the health care system and to patients’ quality of life, but programs to reduce readmissions have met with mixed success. Successful strategies have included multidisciplinary hospital-based quality initiatives, disease management programs, and care transition interventions. Devices like telemonitors and indwelling catheters, however, have met with mixed success. Research is still needed to elucidate the most effective interventions for readmission reduction in the HF population.

Keywords

Heart failureReadmissionsQualityDisease management

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA