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Risk Factors of Krumholz et al for Hospital Readmission in Elderly Patients with Heart Failure

Purpose:

To identify recently discharged elderly patients with heart failure who are at high risk for readmission with heart failure or death within 6 months.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology

Objective:

risk factors, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Krumholz et al identified risk factors which can help to determine which elderly patients discharged with heart failure are at high risk for readmission or death. These patient may benefit from more aggressive interventions. The study was done in New Haven and Middletown, Connecticut in conjunction with Yale University.

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