Journal article

The Effect of Transitional Care on 30-Day Outcomes in Patients Hospitalised With Acute Heart Failure

Andrea Driscoll, Diem Dinh, David Prior, David Kaye, David Hare, Christopher Neil, Siobhan Lockwood, Angela Brennan, Jeff Lefkovits, Harriet Carruthers, John Amerena, Jennifer C Cooke, Gautam Vaddadi, Voltaire Nadurata, Christopher M Reid

Heart Lung and Circulation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to hospital with acute heart failure (AHF) are at increased risk of readmission and mortality post-discharge. The aim of the study was to examine health service utilisation within 30 days post-discharge from an AHF hospitalisation. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, non-randomised study of consecutive patients hospitalised with acute HF to one of 16 Victorian hospitals over a 30-day period each year and followed up for 30 days post-discharge. The project was conducted annually over three consecutive years from 2015 to 2017. RESULTS: Of the 1,197 patients, 56.3% were male with an average age of 77±13.23 years. Over half of the patients (711, 62.5%) w..

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Grants

Awarded by Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The project was funded by Department of Health and Human Services, Safer Care Victoria, Victorian Cardiac Clinical Network.Professor Andrea Driscoll is supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (100472) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.Professor Christopher M. Reid is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship (1136372).This project would not have been possible without the work done by lead clinical staff, doctors, nurses, data mangers and other hospital staff that contributed data to the project. All their work is gratefully acknowledged.