Nurses' Knowledge of Heart Failure: Implications for Decreasing 30-Day Re-Admission Rates.
Medsurg Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct;23(5):321-9
Authors: Sterne PP, Grossman S, Migliardi JS, Swallow AD
Heart failure affects 5.1 million Americans. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in older adults and the most common cause of readmissions, which cost approximately $12 billion annually. Readmissions can be reduced through increased nurses' knowledge in heart failure.
PMID: 26292438 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]