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Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs

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1: CHF systems error?
CHF is a very serious issue that needs to be dealt with appropriately at all levels. If out patient clinics are not treating CHF properly, and it takes too long for patient's to see specialists it sounds like there are not only errors being made by individual practitioners, the system is failing the patient.
Dana, Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:46 pm| University; 
2: New way of dealing with CHF.
I believe that the SMDC restructured outpatient care is a great and innovative approach that hopefully will be adopted by other agencies as well. They introduce new methods such as between visit telephone access and between visit telemonitoring, which should help with patient compliance. The results which are listed really help to reiterate exactly how this program was successful, and can also be used in helping to suggest new methods to other clinicians as well.
Anjelique, Thursday, December 04, 2008 4:38 pm| University; 
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Original publication: April 24, 2008.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.
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Date verified by innovator: October 05, 2013.
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