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Pathways in heart failure disease management across socioeconomic spectra.
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PMID:  22089272     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Caring for heart failure patients with a low socioeconomic status presents a unique set of challenges for health care providers. Heart failure disease management programs can integrate the use of teaching DVDs to overcome deficiencies in health literacy and take advantage of the Wal-Mart/Target $4 dollar medication program to provide life-saving medical therapy. In addition, open discussions with the patient and family regarding the costs of medications and the reality of what they can afford to pay monthly on a long term basis can guide the physician to prescribing medications by prioritizing use with a focus on evidence-based data for the medications with the highest mortality reduction. Finally, connecting inpatient visits to outpatient visits through the use of electronic medical records systems can facilitate avoidance of unnecessary repeat lab and diagnostic testing.
Kathy Hebert; Ilia Gogichaishvili; Stephanie Gopie; Lee Arcement
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical pathways in cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1535-2811     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101165286     Medline TA:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL; †Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Republican Hospital, Tbilisi, GA; ‡University of Miami, Miami, FL; and §Department of Medicine, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, Houma, LA.
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