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Title: Transitional Care to Reduce Heart Failure Readmission Rates in South East Asia.
Authors: Chan, Wan Xian 
Lin, Weiqin 
Wong, Raymond Ching Chiew 
Keywords: Heart failure
South East Asia
models of care
multidisciplinary care coordination
transitional care
Issue Date: Nov-2016
Publisher: Radcliffe Group Ltd
Citation: Chan, Wan Xian, Lin, Weiqin, Wong, Raymond Ching Chiew (2016-11). Transitional Care to Reduce Heart Failure Readmission Rates in South East Asia.. Card Fail Rev 2 (2) : 85-89. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Heart failure (HF) is an emerging public health problem due to increasing hospitalisations, readmissions and direct healthcare costs. Transitional care (TC) aims to improve multidisciplinary care coordination in HF and provides a streamlined strategy to ensure discharge success. This article reviews the different TC models and interventions in HF, and compares their strengths, weaknesses and efficacies. Notably, a nurse-led TC model under the direct administration of a dedicated multidisciplinary team appears to be the superior model of care. The emerging use of remote technology to track patient progress adds value, as human resources are scarce. Several knowledge gaps are highlighted in this article. The authors share their local institutional TC experience and discuss its early impact on HF care.
Source Title: Card Fail Rev
ISSN: 2057-7540
DOI: 10.15420/cfr.2016:9:2
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