Heart failure remains a major public health problem that is increasing in prevalence due to the aging of the population. Managing older heart failure patients can be particularly difficult due to the presence of multiple comorbid illnesses and psychosocial constraints. To address these issues, various strategies for multidisciplinary heart failure disease management have been developed. Benefits include reductions in hospital admissions, improved quality of life, and decreased costs. Based on currently available evidence, multidisciplinary heart failure disease management programs should be considered for patients with heart failure at increased risk for poor outcomes, as indicated by the presence of multiple comorbid conditions, complex environmental issues, or an adverse psychosocial milieu.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Reviews and Reports|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2002|