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Congestive heart failure clinics and telemedicine: The key to reducing hospital readmissions in the United States

Devyani Ramgobin, Maique Vo, Reshma Golamari, Rahul Jain, Rohit Jain
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2021.0073

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The United States healthcare system currently faces an economic challenge related to frequent hospital readmission rates. As such, hospitals have begun implementing strategies to reduce readmission rates for specific medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, which had a 30-day readmission rate of 23.2% in 2014. Patient education and frequent monitoring of symptoms have since allowed patients to work together with doctors and nurses to take charge of their healthcare management. Due to heart failure clinics and the rise of telemedicine and telemonitoring, heart failure readmission rates have since decreased.

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The United States healthcare system currently faces an economic challenge related to frequent hospital readmission rates. As such, hospitals have begun implementing strategies to reduce readmission rates for specific medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, which had a 30-day readmission rate of 23.2% in 2014. Patient education and frequent monitoring of symptoms have since allowed patients to work together with doctors and nurses to take charge of their healthcare management. Due to heart failure clinics and the rise of telemedicine and telemonitoring, heart failure readmission rates have since decreased.

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congestive heart failure, telemedicine, telemonitoring, heart failure clinics

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Congestive heart failure clinics and telemedicine: The key to reducing hospital readmissions in the United States

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Cardiology Journal

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Ahead of print

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Review Article

Published online

2021-07-02

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2021.0073

Keywords

congestive heart failure
telemedicine
telemonitoring
heart failure clinics

Authors

Devyani Ramgobin
Maique Vo
Reshma Golamari
Rahul Jain
Rohit Jain

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