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Discharge Criteria for Patient Hospitalized for Heart Failure

Purpose:

To ensure that a patient who has been hospitalized with heart failure is discharged only when specific criteria have been met.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

response to therapy, quality of life

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

A patient with heart failure should not be discharged until she or he meets specific criteria. Early discharge prior to achieving specific goals may increase the chances of early readmission.

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