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Checklist keeps heart failure patients out of hospital
USA Today

Forget high technology. An old-fashioned checklist has the potential to keep patients with heart failure out of the hospital — and save Medicare billions of dollars, a small new study suggests. The checklist aims to help ensure that patients stay healthy after discharge, instead of quickly returning to the hospital because their symptoms return or get worse, according to a study of 96 patients presented here Saturday at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting.