Improving Congestive Heart Failure Care with a Clinical Decision Unit.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Evidence supporting the development of Clinical Decision Units (CDUs) to impact congestive heart failure readmission rates comes from several categories of the literature. In this study, a pre-post design with comparison group was used to evaluate the impact of the CDU. Early changes in clinical and financial outcome indicators are encouraging. Nurse leaders seek ways to improve clinical outcomes while managing the current financially challenging environment. Implementation of a CDU provides many opportunities for nurse leaders to positively impact clinical care and financial performance within their institutions.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carpenter, JE; Short, N; Williams, TE; Yandell, B; Bowers, MT

Published Date

  • September 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 262

PubMed ID

  • 26625578

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0746-1739


  • eng