Telephone support to rural and remote patients with heart failure: the Chronic Heart Failure Assessment by Telephone (CHAT) study

Henry Krum, Andrew Benjamin Forbes, Julie Jane Yallop, Andrea Driscoll, Joanne Lynn Croucher, Bianca Gar Yee Chan, Robyn Clark, Patricia Davidson, Luan Huynh, Edward K Kasper, David Hunt, Helen Egan, Simon Stewart, Leon Piterman, Andrew Maxwell Tonkin

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Abstract

Although no difference was observed in the primary end-point of CHAT (Packer composite score), UC+I significantly reduced the number of HF patients hospitalised amongst a rural and remote cohort. These data suggest that telephone support may be an efficacious approach to improve clinical outcomes in rural and remote HF patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230 - 237
Number of pages8
JournalCardiovascular Therapeutics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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