Palliative project reduces hospitalization of CHF patients

02/14/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A pilot project called Better Together provided home-based palliative care in the U.K. and reduced hospital admissions for patients with advanced congestive heart failure and increased the likelihood they would die at home or in hospice. Researchers reported in BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care that the team-based program was designed to identify and manage patients who did not respond to treatment.

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