Building a Heart Failure Clinic: A Practical Guide from the Heart Failure Society of America. Journal of cardiac failure Greene, S. J., Adusumalli, S., Albert, N. M., Hauptman, P. J., Rich, M. W., Heidenreich, P. A., Butler, J., Heart Failure Society of America Quality of Care Committee 2020


Heart failure (HF) remains a leading cause of mortality and morbidity and a primary driver of health care resource use in the United States. As such, there continues to be much interest in the development and refinement of HF clinics that manage patients with HF in a guideline-directed, technology-enabled, and coordinated approach. Optimization of resource use and maintenance of collaboration with other providers are also important themes when considering implementation of HF clinics. Through this document, the Heart Failure Society of America aims to provide a contemporary, practical guide to creating and sustaining a HF clinic. The guide discusses (1) patient care considerations for delivering guideline-directed and patient-centered care, and (2) operational considerations including development of a HF clinic business plan, setting goals, leadership support, triggers for patient referral and patient follow-up, patient population served, optimal clinic staffing models, relationships with subspecialists, and continuous quality improvement. This document was developed to empower providers and clinicians who wish to build and sustain community-based, successful HF clinics.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.10.008

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