Outpatient heart failure programs: time for a new standard

Amera Halabi and Derek P Chew
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00329
Published online: 18 June 2018

Effective ambulatory services and community heart failure care may mitigate its impact on our health care system

Heart failure imposes a significant burden on the Australian health care system. Driven by the increasing number of patients diagnosed each year, repeated hospitalisations and long inpatient stays result in substantial morbidity and costs to the health care system.1

  • Amera Halabi1
  • Derek P Chew2

  • 1 Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 Flinders University, Adelaide, SA


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