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Avoiding Readmission for HF Patients

BY YVONNE STOLWORTHY, MSN, RN Approximately 6 million Americans have heart failure (HF). More than 25% of patients readmitted to the hospital within 30 days after discharge are HF patients ( By 2030, the cost of medical care for HF patients is estimated to be about $53 billion. Almost a decade…