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Specialist review within 72 hours of documentation (Introduced Oct 2015)

Patients benefit from the specialist knowledge and skills of heart failure specialists, particularly at the point of diagnosis. Specialist directed care is associated with more efficient symptom control, and prompt, definitive intervention reduces the chance of deterioration and adverse outcome. Readmission rate and inpatient mortality are reduced if an inpatient spell is managed by specialists.

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