Nurse-led program improves medication compliance in heart failure patients


Among 86 heart failure patients at greater risk for skipping their medications, those who were coached by their nurses at three, six and 12 months were more likely to adhere to their drug regimens than those who did not receive guidance, a Duke University study found. Despite its success, the intervention did not result in a substantial decline in hospital readmission rates, researchers reported at an American Heart Association meeting in Dallas.

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