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Early postdischarge follow-up linked to better outcomes in patients with COPD and CHF

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   21 July 2022
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Takeaway

  • Among patients admitted for the first time because of congestive heart failure (CHF) or COPD, early follow-up after discharge may reduce future admissions.

Why this matters

  • More than 9% of hospitalized patients in Canada are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.
  • Fewer than half of patients with CHF or COPD...

          

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