Assessing the Quality and Comparative Effectiveness of Team-Based Care for Heart Failure: Who, What, Where, When, and How.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Team-based or multidisciplinary care may be a potential way to positively impact outcomes for heart failure (HF) patients by improving clinical outcomes, managing patient symptoms, and reducing costs. The multidisciplinary team includes the HF cardiologist, HF nurses, clinical pharmacists, dieticians, exercise specialists, mental health providers, social workers, primary care providers, and additional subspecialty providers. The timing and setting of multidisciplinary care depends on the needs of the patient and the resources available. Multidisciplinary HF teams should be evaluated based on their ability to achieve goals, as well as their potential for sustainability over time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooper, LB; Hernandez, AF

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 499 - 506

PubMed ID

  • 26142644

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4493901

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2015.03.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States