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Evid Based Nurs 14:27-28 doi:10.1136/ebn1116
  • Primary health care
  • Cochrane systematic review

Telemonitoring or structured telephone support for people with chronic heart failure reduces CHF-related hospital admissions; telemonitoring also reduces all-cause mortality

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  1. Jillian P Riley
  1. Department of Education, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK; MSc Cardiorespiratory Nursing, Imperial College, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Jillian P Riley
    Department of Education, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Sydney Street, London SW36NP, UK; jillian.riley{at}imperial.ac.uk

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Disease management for patients with heart failure

Chronic heart failure is common. Management is complex, and patients require regular professional monitoring and follow-up as well as support for self-care. There is good evidence for disease-management programmes through home or clinic visits,1 and such programmes are recommended in international guidelines.2 However, heart failure predominately affects the older people, and their limited mobility and lack of social support may make hospital clinic attendance problematic. Home visits may bridge this gap but are costly in …

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