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More patients are surviving heart failure, audit finds

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 10 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3860
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The death rate among people admitted to hospital with heart failure in England and Wales fell to 8.9% in 2015-16, down from 9.6% the previous year, saving about 500 lives, show figures from the National Heart Failure Audit.1

The audit was based on an analysis of 66 695 admissions to hospital where the patient’s main diagnosis was heart failure, and it used data from 82% of all heart failure …

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