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The experience of living with chronic heart failure: a narrative review of qualitative studies

Jeon, Yun-Hee; Kraus, Stefan G; Jowsey, Tanisha; Glasgow, Nicholas


BACKGROUND Chronic heart failure (CHF) is the leading cause of all hospitalisations and readmissions in older people, accounting for a large proportion of developed countries' national health care expenditure. CHF can severely affect people's quality of life by reducing their independence and ability to undertake certain activities of daily living, as well as affecting their psychosocial and economic capacity. This paper reports the findings of a systematic narrative review of qualitative...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010-03-24
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Health Services Research
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-77


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