What is the optimal place for heart failure treatment and care: Home or hospital?

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This article examines the role of home versus hospital clinic-based management of heart failure to achieve the best outcomes for affected individuals and their carer/families. It also considers the role of remote management strategies. Overall, the evidence in favor of home-based strategies is quite compelling. However, persistently high levels of heart-failure-related morbidity and mortality, combined with inconsistent application of key components of care, mandate greater efforts to develop more standardized and cost-effective forms of heart failure support services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Heart Failure Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • Disease management programs
  • Heart failure
  • Home-based
  • Specialist outpatient clinics

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