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Table 2 Outcome measures

From: A remote monitoring and telephone nurse coaching intervention to reduce readmissions among patients with heart failure: study protocol for the Better Effectiveness After Transition - Heart Failure (BEAT-HF) randomized controlled trial

Time frame Readmission rate Mortality Emergency department (ED) visits Hospital use Hospital costs Quality of life
Initial hospitalization   Inpatient death   Index length of stay Total hospital costs MLHFQ score
30 days after index discharge 30-day readmission rate 30-day mortality rate ED visits within 30 days Total hospital days Aggregate hospital costs MLHFQ score
180 days after index discharge 180-day readmission rate 180-day mortality rate ED visits within 180 days Total hospital days Aggregate hospital costs MLHFQ score
  1. MLHFQ is Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire.