Heart failure management: A team based approach

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Abstract

Background: Chronic heart failure (CHF) is an important condition that requires complex treatment and management. Objective: This article outlines the key benefits of a team based approach to CHF management and the role of the different health professionals involved, including a central role for the patient's general practitioner. Discussion: Specific management programs are designed to improve CHF related outcomes such as reducing hospitalisation rates and prolonging survival. There are many components to these programs and a team based approach is arguably the most important. Programs that apply multidisciplinary care (either via dedicated CHF clinics or community based teams) are consistently superior to those supplied by an individual.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-896
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume39
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Disease management
  • Team-based

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