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Chen LM, Levine DA, Hayward R
Relationship between hospital 30-day mortality rates for heart failure and patterns of early inpatient comfort care.
This study describes the use of early comfort care for patients with heart failure (HF), and whether hospitals that more commonly initiate comfort care have higher 30-day mortality rates. It found that hospital use of early comfort care for HF varies, has not increased over time, and on average, is not correlated with 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates.
Citation: Chen LM, Levine DA, Hayward R . Relationship between hospital 30-day mortality rates for heart failure and patterns of early inpatient comfort care. J Hosp Med 2018 Mar;13(3):170-76. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2862.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Conditions, Elderly, Heart Disease and Health, Inpatient Care, Mortality, Palliative Care