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Heart failure, patient care


More than 5.7 billion people in United States have been diagnosed with heart failure (HF). Non-adherence to self-care measures necessary to manage HF is associated with exacerbation and readmission. A 27% 30-day readmission rate for Medicare patients with HF can lead to reduced Medicare payments and penalties. HF hospitalizations contribute to over half of the $39 million annual HF cost. Almost half of HF admits will be readmitted within six months of discharge. The purpose of this study is to determine the best heart failure discharge education content and method of delivery in order to promote patient self-care and prevent readmission.

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