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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

DMSc

Advisor

Dr. Nancy Reid

Abstract

Patients with congestive heart failure are an ever-growing part of our population. An article by the American Heart Association (AHA) indicated that there were no improvements in CHF related readmissions from the period of 2000-2010 even with an increase in overall post-discharge healthcare services available in the community.1 Attempts at collaborative supervision of CHF patients by various methods have met with varying degrees of success.1 This review examines meta-analysis studies on collaborative supervision programs for CHF patients with the highest rates of success, and a brief discussion on evidence-based treatments for HF. The programs are from systematic reviews conducted from 2014 to 2019. The conclusions are that there are improvements in the collaborative supervision of HF patients with varying degrees of success. Further study is needed, but overall the collaborative approach improves the outcome when it comes to readmission of HF patients within the first 30-days of discharge.

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