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Quality improvement intervention fails to improve care for patients with heart failure

Presented By
Prof. Adam DeVore, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Conference
ACC 2021
Trial
CONNECT-HF
A quality improvement intervention initiative designed to provide clinician education and feedback to enhance the quality of care failed to meaningfully improve outcomes for patients with heart failure (HF) over usual quality improvement processes in the CONNECT-HF trial [1]. Outcomes in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) are suboptimal; patients with HFrEF experience a high symptom burden and high rates of rehospitalisation and death. These poor outcomes are due in part to poor implementation of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT). In an attempt to provide data to inform best practices in hospitals and post-discharge quality improvement initiatives, a pragmatic, prospective, cluster-randomised trial was designed to compare the effectiveness of a customised, multifaceted, health system-level quality improvement programme with usual care on HF outcomes. The CONNECT-HF trial (


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