191386 Quality of care for heart failure patients: How to design interventions that bridge inpatient and outpatient settings

Monday, October 27, 2008: 5:05 PM

Theodore Ganiats, MD , UCSD, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Looking ahead, the research described at the beginning of this panel is expected to be followed up with further research initiatives focusing on the testing and evaluation of a number of potential interventions in the care of heart failure patients at participating medical centers. This presentation will begin by describing currently accepted standards for high quality care for this patient population, including inpatient, outpatient, and transitional settings. The panelist will then go on to discuss the types of interventions intended to be tested and evaluated by the participating medical centers, and their relationships to performance improvement goals that include both quality and efficiency of patient care.

Learning Objectives:
List the recommended standards of care for heart failure patients Discuss how interventions to improve care for this patient population can be designed and tested for effectiveness.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been a Principal Investigator on the project described here as well as a subject matter expert on standards of care for heart failure patients.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.