Heart Failure is currently the leading cause of 30-day hospital readmission in the United States, with readmission rates for Medicare patients hovering at 21.9%, potentially indicative of failures in transitions of care. Health systems which are able to implement comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cross-continuum transitions of care have previously been successful in reducing 30-day readmission rates. For the aforementioned reasons, there has been a growing interest in creating comprehensive, multidisciplinary heart failure clinics that are able to serve patients through the continuum of care. Despite this, there are few publicly available resources to guide individuals and institutions in establishing those clinics.
The HFSA Quality Care taskforce convened a working group with the express goal of creating this practical document and accompanying toolkit containing best practices to be utilized when establishing a successful heart failure clinic. As we work to finalize the development of the new toolkit the HFSA is conducting an environmental scan to gain a more granular sense of the patient’s perspective and experiences from diagnosis through treatment. Your input is critical to advancing the Heart Failure Society of America understanding of current HF clinic models.
We value the patient’s perspective and feedback, and if you are a heart failure patient, we invite you to participate in an online survey.
Target Survey Participants
If you are a heart failure patient your input is valuable to advancing the Heart Failure Society of America’s understanding of current HF clinic models.
Length of Survey
February 5, 2018
If you are a heart failure provider we encourage you to take the HFSA Building a Heart Failure Clinic Survey (Provider Version). For more information, visit www.hfsa.org/surveys.