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Management of heart failure: evidence versus practice. Does current prescribing provide optimal treatment for heart failure patients?

Abstract:

Heart failure is an increasingly common and costly chronic disorder, with a rising prevalence of at least 2% in populations over the age of 45 years, mortality rates that are as poor as common solid cancers, and very high health care utilisation costs. Despite increased evidence supporting a range of effective interventions, predominantly therapeutic, there remain significant degrees of physician underperformance in terms of heart failure diagnosis and management. Until the early 1990s, the m...

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Journal:
British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners More from this journal
Volume:
50
Issue:
458
Pages:
735-742
Publication date:
2000-09-01
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Language:
English
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pubs:223000
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uuid:f5763f23-838d-49c7-8711-d88fdd6e9a4f
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223000
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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