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Congestive Heart Failure Follow-up Models: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness

Last updated: March 26, 2012
Project Number: RC0336-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of various models of follow-up for congestive heart failure?

Key Message

Evidence from nine health technology assessments, systematic reviews, or meta-analyses suggests that some HF follow-up models are associated with lower mortality rates and lower hospital admission when compared with usual care. However, conflicting results are reported for improvement in patients’ quality of life.