Source: BMC Health Services Research, 2010, 10 (8)
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Date of publication: January, 2010
Publication type: Research
In a nutshell: A pilot study was undertaken in 19 general practices in the Netherlands, involving 15 GPs and 77 patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). A programme for improving primary care for patients with CHF was delivered by a trained practice visitor and consisted of educational and organisational components. The impact and feasibility of the programme was evaluated on the basis of patient registration forms completed by the health professionals and telephone interviews. Results showed that the improvement programme had a moderate impact on patient care, but a larger study was recommended, using modifications based on the pilot study.
Length of publication: 23 pages
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Acknowledgement: BioMed Central