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Patient-identified factors related to heart failure readmissions.

Authors
  • Retrum, Jessica H
  • Boggs, Jennifer
  • Hersh, Andrew
  • Wright, Leslie
  • Main, Deborah S
  • Magid, David J
  • Allen, Larry A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2013
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
171–177
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.112.967356
PMID: 23386663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study provides the first systematic qualitative assessment of patient perspectives concerning heart failure readmission. Contrary to prior literature and distinct from what we found documented in the medical record, patient experiences were highly heterogeneous, not easily categorized as preventable or not preventable, and not easily attributed to a single cause. These findings suggest that future interventions designed to reduce heart failure readmissions should be multifaceted, should be systemic in nature, and should integrate patient input.

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