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Evid Based Nurs 5:55 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.2.55
  • Treatment

A specialist nurse intervention reduced hospital readmissions in patients with chronic heart failure

A specialist nurse intervention v usual care for chronic heart failure (HF)*

Outcomes at 1 year Intervention Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
All cause mortality or readmission for HF 37% 53% 30% (3 to 53) 7 (4 to 70)
Readmission for HF 14% 32% 57% (21 to 78) 6 (5 to 16)

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