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Representativeness of a national heart failure quality-of-care registry: comparison of OPTIMIZE-HF and non-OPTIMIZE-HF Medicare patients.

Authors
  • Curtis, Lesley H1
  • Greiner, Melissa A
  • Hammill, Bradley G
  • DiMartino, Lisa D
  • Shea, Alisa M
  • Hernandez, Adrian F
  • Fonarow, Gregg C
  • 1 Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2009
Volume
2
Issue
4
Pages
377–384
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.108.822692
PMID: 20031864
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Characteristics and outcomes of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in OPTIMIZE-HF are similar to the broader Medicare population with heart failure, suggesting that findings from this clinical registry may be generalized.

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