For patients with heart failure, does omission of 1 or more of the 6 core discharge instructions impact readmission to the hospital?

VanSuch M, et al. Effect of discharge instructions on readmission of hospitalised patients with heart failure: do all of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations heart failure core measures reflect better care? Qual Saf Health Care. 2006;15(6):414-17.

Retrospective study of 1121 randomly selected patients admitted to a hospital for heart failure. See Figures 1 and 2 for data on hospital readmission. See Figure 3 for survival data.

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