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Evid Based Nurs 9:23 doi:10.1136/ebn.9.1.23
  • Treatment

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)?

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GraphicData sources:

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.

GraphicStudy selection and assessment:

randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in any language that compared MDIs, such as nurse led programmes, medication review, medication adherence …

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