Hospital Re Admissions : Congestive Heart Failure

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CHF and Heart Failure Changes in Hospital Re-Admissions Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Heart Failure (HF) are serious problems in regards to hospital re-admissions especially regarding the sixty-five year old population. Data demonstrates approximately over 670,000 individuals each year are diagnosed with CHF, along with that there are 6 (six) million Americans affected with CHF. Hersh, Masoudi, and Allen (2013) described readmissions of patients with CHF is increasing by 25% within thirty days of discharge from the hospital. This creates a huge impact on the taxpayers and patients due to the increasing percentages being re-admitted into the hospitals (Post discharge Environment Following Heart Failure Hospitalization: Expanding the View of Hospital Re-admission, 2013). The problem is to identify a plan to decrease the CHF/HF hospital re-admissions into the especially regarding the 65 (sixty-five) year olds and older, in spite of efforts from the hospital staff providing guidelines and nursing education regarding CHF/HF signs and symptoms. The model of change is a combination of research literature and utilizing theoretical information according to Rosswurm and Larrabee. This occurs due to evidence based practice which includes standardizing language, research utilization and changing theories. This new model will be a combination of qualitative and quantitative data as it entails clinical experience and contextual evidence. To make a comparative study
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