Development of an evidence-based scoring system (HF-IS) to assess the quality of heart failure programmes for patients postdischarge from hospital

Andrea Driscoll, Andrew Tonkin, Andrew Stewart, David Thompson, Linda Worrall-Carter, Barbara Riegel, David Hare, Patricia Davidson, Simon Stewart

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Aim The aim of this study was to develop a potential scoring algorithm for interventions in a chronic heart failure management programme a?? the Heart Failure Intervention Score a?? to facilitate quality improvement and programme auditing. Background The overall efficacy of chronic heart failure management programmes has been demonstrated in several meta-analyses. However, meta-analyses did not determine individual interventions in a programme that resulted in beneficial patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3011 - 3019
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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