Bourge, R. C, Fleg, J. L, Fonarow, G. C, Cleland, J. G, McMurray, J. J, van Veldhuisen, D. J, Gheorghiade, M., Patel, K., Aban, I. B, Allman, R. M, White-Willia, C., White, M., Filippatos, G. S, Anker, S. D & Ahmed, A. (2013). Digoxin reduces 30-day all-cause hospital admission in older patients with chronic systolic heart failure. American Journal of Medicine,126(8), 701-708. United States: Elsevier Inc.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.02.001
Heart failure is a leading cause of hospital admission and readmission in older adults. The new United States healthcare reform law has created provisions for financial penalties for hospitals with higher than expected 30-day all-cause readmission rates for hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years with heart failure. We examined the effect of digoxin on 30-day all-cause hospital admission in older patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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