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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31829d409e
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Evaluation of an Inpatient Heart Failure Screening Tool

Nadeau, Colleen Austel BSN, RN, CHFN; Gallo, Ana-Maria PhD, RN, CNS; Fields, Willa DNSc, RN, FHIMSS

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Abstract

Heart failure is increasing in incidence, prevalence, and mortality. The purpose of this study was to test the predictive accuracy of a screening tool to identify inpatients with heart failure. The tool demonstrated statistical significance for predictability, with 68.3% sensitivity, 86% specificity, and overall accuracy of 77.5%. The tool facilitated heart failure screening and subsequent implementation of evidence-based therapies.

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