Journal article

Components of heart failure management in home care; a literature review

Tiny Jaarsma, Maaike Brons, Imke Kraai, Marie Louise Luttik, Anna Stromberg

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR NURSING | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients with heart failure (HF) need long-term and complex care delivered by healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care. Although guidelines on optimal HF care exist, no specific description of components that are applied for optimal HF care at home exist. The objective of this review was to describe which components of HF (home) care are found in research studies addressing homecare interventions in the HF population. METHODS: The Pubmed, Embase, Cinahl, and Cochrane databases were searched using HF-, homecare services-, and clinical trial-related search terms. RESULTS: The literature search identified 703 potentially relevant publications, out of which 70 articles ..

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