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Savill P. Patients with heart failure not being diagnosed in primary care. Practitioner May 2018;262(1815):8

Patients with heart failure not being diagnosed in primary care

22 May 2018Pais-up subscribers

Only a quarter of patients with symptoms suggestive of heart failure are investigated and referred by GPs in accordance with NICE guidelines, a UK study has shown. Nearly 80% of heart failure patients were diagnosed in hospital. The investigators, from Imperial College, London, extracted data on patients diagnosed with heart failure between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2013, using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. This database contains electronic records from 7% of general practices in England.

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