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Evid Based Nurs 2:124 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.4.124
  • Treatment

A home based intervention reduced hospital readmissions and mortality in patients with congestive heart failure

Home based intervention (HBI) v usual care after discharge for patients with congestive heart failure at 18 months*

Outcomes HBI Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
†Unplanned hospital readmission or out of hospital death.
Combined endpoint† 67.3% 81.3% 17% (-5 to 36) Not significant
All cause mortality 22.4% 41.7% 46% (2 to 71) 6 (3 to 177)
Out of hospital death 4.1% 18.8% 78% (17 to 95) 7 (3 to 44)

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