Evaluación de una intervención domiciliaria en pacientes con insuficiencia cardíaca. Resultados de un estudio aleatorizado

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of a home-based intervention in heart failure patients. Results of a randomized study

Jose Valderas Martinez, Cèsar Morcillo Serra, José M. Valderas, Ofelia Aguado, Jordi Delás, Dolors Sort, Ramón Pujadas, Francesc Rosell

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Abstract

Introduction and objectives. Home-based interventions after hospital discharge in patients with heart failure (HF) have been shown to decrease readmission and mortality rates. The primary aim of this study was to determine the effect of a home-based educational intervention carried out by nursing staff on the readmission rate, emergency department visits, and healthcare costs. Patients and method. Patients hospitalized with systolic HF were randomly assigned to receive either usual care or a single home-based educational intervention 1 week after discharge. Results. Between July 2001 and November 2002, 70 patients entered the study: 34 in the intervention group and 36 in the control group. During the 6-month follow-up, there were fewer unplanned readmissions in the intervention group than in the control group (0.09 vs 0.94; P
Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of a home-based intervention in heart failure patients. Results of a randomized study
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)618-625
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Espanola de Cardiologia
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

Keywords

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Heart failure
  • Prognosis

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