Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Conventional composite outcomes in heart failure ( HF ) trials, for example, time to cardiovascular death or first HF hospitalization, have recognized limitations. We propose an alternative outcome, days alive and out of hospital ( DAOH ), which incorporates mortality and all hospitalizations into a single measure. A refinement, the patient journey, also uses functional status ( New York Heart Association [NYHA] class ) measured during follow-up. The CHARM program is used to illustrate the methodology.

School/Institute

Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Document Type

Journal Article

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