Journal article

Development of an evidence-based scoring system (HF-IS) to assess the quality of heart failure programmes for patients postdischarge from hospital

Andrea Driscoll, Andrew Tonkin, Andrew Stewart, David R Thompson, Linda Worrall-Carter, Barbara Riegel, David L Hare, Patricia M Davidson, Simon Stewart

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING | WILEY | Published : 2011

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this study was to develop a potential scoring algorithm for interventions in a chronic heart failure management programme--the Heart Failure Intervention Score--to facilitate quality improvement and programme auditing. BACKGROUND: The overall efficacy of chronic heart failure management programmes has been demonstrated in several meta-analyses. However, meta-analyses did not determine individual interventions in a programme that resulted in beneficial patient outcomes. DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional survey design. METHOD: All chronic heart failure management programmes in Australia (n = 62), identified by a national register, were surveyed to determine programme charac..

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