Heart failure (HF) remains an important public health problem affecting an estimated 5 million people in the United States. The prevalence of heart failure is increasing, with about 750,000 new HF cases diagnosed each year [1,2]. It is estimated that heart failure accounts for about 6.5% of the nation's total health care budget and results in more than &20 billion in health care administration cost [2,3].
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Heart Failure|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
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