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MICE or NICE? An economic evaluation of clinical decision rules in the diagnosis of heart failure in primary care

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Background Detection and treatment of heart failure (HF) can improve quality of life and reduce premature mortality. However, symptoms such as breathlessness are common in primary care, have a variety of causes and not all patients require cardiac imaging. In systems where healthcare resources are limited, ensuring those patients who are likely to have HF undergo appropriate and timely investigation is vital. Design A decision tree was developed to assess ... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.02.149

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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University of Oxford
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Harris Manchester College
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Taylor, C
Grant:
Doctoral Research Fellowship
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Cardiology Journal website
Volume:
241
Pages:
255–261
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-28
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0167-5273
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683728
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2017-03-02

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