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Review: multidisciplinary interventions reduce hospital admission and all cause mortality in heart failure

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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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  • For correspondence: Dr R Holland, School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. r.holland{at}

  • Source of funding: no external funding.