Heart Failure Management

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A new study released March 16, 2016 by Kaiser Permanente found that heart failure patients had a 19% lower risk of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days when they were followed up within 7 days of being released from the hospital. The Heart Failure Management program aims to provide early follow-up within one week either by telephone or by office visit if necessary. According to the study, 45 percent of the telephone calls were made by non-physician providers who are qualified to adhere to an outpatient heart failure treatment protocol. Protocols have been established and approved by the participating cardiologists in the community and are evidenced-based driven so that patients will be receiving the best care possible.
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