NICS Heart Failure Forum: improving outcomes in chronic care

Susan M Phillips, Janice M Davies and Geoffrey H Tofler
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06292.x
Published online: 20 September 2004

More than 170 clinicians from diverse healthcare backgrounds attended the National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS) “Heart Failure Forum 2004: improving outcomes in chronic care”, held in Canberra, 7–8 June 2004.

  • 1 National Institute of Clinical Studies, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Cardiology Department, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


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