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Quality Indicators for the Management of Heart Failure in Vulnerable Elders

Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
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From University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Grant Support: By a contract from Pfizer Inc. to RAND.

Acknowledgments: The author thanks Cheryl Pegus, MD, and Michael Rich, MD, for review of an earlier version of the paper containing the full set of proposed quality indicators and Patricia Smith for technical assistance.

Requests for Single Reprints: Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles, 47-123 CHS, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1679; e-mail, gfonarow@mednet.ucla.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2001;135(8_Part_2):694-702. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-135-8_Part_2-200110161-00008
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Heart failure contributes to substantial morbidity and mortality in elderly persons, and its prevalence increases with age. This review investigates the relationship between processes and outcomes of care and identifies quality indicators that may be applied in evaluating vulnerable elders with heart failure.

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