Patient-centered disease management (PCDM) for heart failure: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS Bekelman, D. B., Plomondon, M. E., Sullivan, M. D., Nelson, K., Hattler, B., McBryde, C., Lehmann, K. G., Potfay, J., Heidenreich, P., Rumsfeld, J. S. 2013; 13


Chronic heart failure (HF) disease management programs have reported inconsistent results and have not included comorbid depression management or specifically focused on improving patient-reported outcomes. The Patient Centered Disease Management (PCDM) trial was designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative care disease management in improving health status (symptoms, functioning, and quality of life) in patients with HF who reported poor HF-specific health status.Patients with a HF diagnosis at four VA Medical Centers were identified through population-based sampling. Patients with a Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ, a measure of HF-specific health status) score of?

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