Cost/Utility Ratio in Chronic Heart Failure: Comparison Between Heart Failure Management Program Delivered by Day-Hospital and Usual Care - Cost/Utility Ratio in Chronic Heart Failure: Comparison Between Heart Failure Management Program Delivered by Day-Hospital and Usual Care

Description:

The goal of this study was to compare the safety, efficacy and cost/utility ratio between a heart failure (HF) management program delivered by day-hospital (DH) and usual care among outpatients with chronic heart failure. Previous studies have shown that nearly 50% of readmissions for CHF can be prevented by a multidisciplinary approach. However, the performance, effectiveness, and cost/utility ratio of a process of HF outpatient management have not been studied.