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 Vol 14: Multidisciplinary intensive education in the hospital improves outcomes for hospitalized heart failure patients in a Japanese rural setting.


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This article is from BMC Health Services Research, volume 14.AbstractBackground: Heart failure HF patients living in rural areas have a lack of HF knowledge and poor self-care because of limited medical care access. Multidisciplinary education to improve self-care behavior is indispensable for such patients. The present study evaluated whether intensive inpatient education improved outcomes of hospitalized HF patients in a Japanese rural setting. Methods: An inpatient HF management program based on multidisciplinary team intervention was applied to hospitalized HF patients in a Japanese rural area. We defined patients treated within the program from May 2009 to April 2011 as the intervention group n = 144, and those treated with the usual care from May 2006 to April 2009 as the usual care group n = 133. The composite endpoints of HF hospitalization and all-cause mortality were compared between the two groups. Results: Compared with patients in the usual care group, those in the intervention group more often received the optimal interventions such as discharge use of β-blockers, cardiac rehabilitation, pre-discharge diagnostic tests, and multidisciplinary intensive education including nurse-led patient education, pharmacist’s medication teaching, and dietitian’s nutritional guidance all P 



Author: Kinugasa, Yoshiharu; Kato, Masahiko; Sugihara, Shinobu; Yanagihara, Kiyotaka; Yamada, Kensaku; Hirai, Masayuki; Yamamoto, Kazuhiro

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