Evid Based Nurs 7:116 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.4.116
  • Treatment

Advanced practice nurse directed transitional care reduced readmission or death in elderly patients admitted to hospital with heart failure

Advanced practice nurse transitional care (APN TC) v usual care for elderly patients admitted to hospital with heart failure*

Outcome at 1 year APN TC Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from control event rate and incidence density ratio and CI (multivariate Cox proportional hazards model) in article.
First readmission or death 48% 61% 29% (7.3 to 47) 6 (4 to 23)

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