Effects of three different disease management programs on outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure: a randomized trial.
Summary of "Effects of three different disease management programs on outcomes in patients hospitalized with heart failure: a randomized trial."
Despite the recognized benefit of intervention programs in patients with heart failure (HF), it is unknown whether different types of programs have similar efficacy. The aim of our study was to compare the effectiveness of three different types of intervention.
Servicio de Cardiología, Complejo Hospitalario La Mancha Centro, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, España.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Medicina clÃnica
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21605879
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medcli.2011.03.027
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