Team-Based Care for Managing Cardiac Comorbidities in Heart Failure.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The need for HF management is predicted to increase as the HF population ages. Balancing HF and the multiple cardiac comorbidities remains difficult for any single provider, but becomes Fig. 6. Five-year rates of death or urgent heart transplantation by deciles of total cholesterol in heart failure. (From Horwich TB, Fonarow GC, Hamilton MA, et al. Low serum total cholesterol is associated with marked increase in mortality in advanced heart failure. J Card Fail 2002;8(4):222; with permission.) easier with the involvement of a team. Collaboration between physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care workers reduces the burden of care coordination and simultaneously improves delivery of care. Team-based approaches increase cost-effectiveness, reduce hospitalization rates, and equally important, give patients more resources and support, which research shows may ultimately improve compliance and outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bellam, N; Kelkar, AA; Whellan, DJ

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 417

PubMed ID

  • 26142638

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1551-7136

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hfc.2015.03.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States