Review: multidisciplinary interventions reduce hospital admission and all cause mortality in heart failure
Q Do multidisciplinary interventions (MDIs) (in which patient management is the responsibility of a multidisciplinary team that includes medical input plus ⩾1 of a specialist nurse, pharmacist, health educator, dietitian, or social worker) reduce hospital admission and all cause mortality in patients with heart failure (HF)?
Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, CINAHL, AMED, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Cochrane Effective Practice and Organization of Care Study Registry, Biomed, TRIP Database, Meta-Register of Current Controlled Trials, Research Findings Electronic Register, NHS Research Register, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (from inception to June 2004); and reference lists of relevant studies and reviews.
Study selection and assessment:
randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in any language that compared MDIs, such as nurse led programmes, medication review, medication adherence …