Evaluation of short-term effectiveness of the disease management program “Di.Pro.Di.” on continuity of care of patients with congestive heart failure

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Pecchia, Leandro; Schiraldi, Fernando; Verde, Sossio; Mirante, Enrico; Bath, Peter A.; Bracale, Marcello; Department of Biomedical, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DIBET) University Federico II of Naples Naples, Italy; Intensive Care Unit Public Hospital San Paolo, Azienda Sanitaria Locale Napoli 1 (A.S.L. Na1) Nord Naples, Italy; Department of Information Studies Centre for Health Information Management Research University of Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom;
(2010)

This paper aimed to assess the early effectiveness of a disease management program (DMP), called “Dimissione Protetta Difficile” (Di.Pro.Di) conducted by personnel from the intensive care unit (ICU) of Public Hospital S. Paolo, Naples, Italy.\ud Di.Pro.Di significantly ... View more
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