|Outcomes at a mean of 8 months||Pooled event rates||RRR (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|*CHF = congestive heart failure, CVD = cardiovascular disease; other abbreviations defined in glossary. RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.|
|Readmission||35%||43%||19% (12 to 26)||12 (9 to 20)|
|CHF or CVD specific readmission||23%||33%||32% (18 to 44)||10 (7 to 19)|
|Death or readmission||44%||60%||27% (18 to 35)||7 (5 to 10)|
|All cause mortality||14%||17%||14% (−2 to 28)||Not significant|
Review: comprehensive discharge planning plus post-discharge support reduces total readmissions in older patients with congestive heart failure
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