A mixed-methods landscape assessment of supportive care for heart failure


Aim: Understanding factors that shape leading health systems' (LHS) perspectives around heart failure (HF) treatment.

Patients & methods: First of its kind study using a cross-sectional, descriptive, mixed-method design (from executives and frontline healthcare providers) with quantitative survey (n = 35) and qualitative interview (n = 12) data from 47 participants (41 different LHS).

Results: 97% of LHS had dedicated HF programs, but variations in maturity highlights opportunities for care standardization. Treatment innovations continue, though practitioners may struggle to keep pace amid provider/patient barriers. HF programs strive to co-locate supportive care services to optimize treatment, but access can prove challenging.

Conclusion: Opportunities exist, with external partner support, for LHS to become more comprehensive HF care providers, increasing standardization of care across LHS and improved HF treatment.



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