Disease management programs in chronic heart failure

Disease management programs in chronic heart failure position paper Wien Klin Wochenschr (2017) 129:869–878 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00508-017-1265-0 Position statement of the Heart Failure Working Group and the Working Group of the Cardiological Assistance and Care Personnel of the Austrian Society of Cardiology Deddo Moertl · Johann Altenberger · Norbert Bauer · Robert Berent · Rudolf Berger · Armin Boehmer · Christian Ebner · Margarethe Fritsch · Friedrich Geyrhofer · Martin Huelsmann · Gerhard Poelzl · Thomas Stefenelli Received: 1 July 2017 / Accepted: 17 August 2017 / Published online: 27 October 2017 © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This position statement addresses the most relevant 5. What should be the duration of patient care in the issues pertaining to a comprehensive disease manage- program? ment program (DMP) for patients with chronic heart 6. What are the costs and cost-effectiveness? failure (CHF). Why is a DMP needed? 1. Why is a DMP needed? 2. How should a program be organized and how should Heart failure (HF) represents a major public health it function? problem and, despite optimal medical therapy, mor- 3. Which professional groups should be involved? bidity and mortality remain high. The prevalence of 4. Which patients should be included? D. Moertl () http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Wiener klinische Wochenschrift Springer Journals

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