Thesis / Dissertation

An Examination of Heart Failure Rehospitalisation in a Western Metropolitan Melbourne Population

Michael Seman, Christopher Neil (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome, associated with a significant burden of morbidity and mortality, including a high rate of rehospitalisation. Reducing the burden of rehospitalisation among patients with heart failure is a recognised priority for healthcare systems. However, in order to optimize outcomes, contemporary studies have emphasized the need for better understanding of the clinical heterogeneity of heart failure populations. Extending beyond the understanding of pathophysiological heterogeneity, the elucidation of sociodemographic factors may also reveal greater opportunities for targeted optimisation. Moreover, utilising new methods by which rehospitalisation is assesse..

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