Readmission of older heart failure patients
1996 (English)In: Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, ISSN 0889-7204, Vol. 11, no 1, 15-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the literature on factors associated with hospital readmission of older heart failure patients. Important factors reported to be related to rehospitalization are sociodemographic and medical factors, premature discharge, failing support system, medication-related problems and noncompliance. To prevent readmission, interventions in the area of discharge planning, patient education and follow-up are recommended.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 11, no 1, 15-20 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62524PubMedID: 8657705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62524DiVA: diva2:373304