Admission, Discharge, or Change in B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Long-Term Outcomes: Data From Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF) Linked to Medicare Claims

Study Questions:

What measure of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)—admission, discharge, or the change from admission to discharge—best predicts 1-year mortality and/or re-hospitalization?