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<< Evidence-Based Hospital Management Of Patients With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Cost-Effective Strategies

Readmissions

Patients with HF-PEF have rehospitalization rate approximating 29.2% within 60 to 90 days,172 and a median time to rehospitalization of 29 days.70,173 Readmission rates approaching 50% at 6 months contribute to an annual Medicare expenditure of nearly $38 billion.174 Therefore, means to prevent readmission and improve therapy in heart failure have become increasingly critical in the landscape of limited medical resources. Lifestyle changes have been studied in DHF patients in regards to readmissions.

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