Friday, 11 August 2017

National Heart Failure Audit 2015-16 published

Improvements in patient care mean hundreds more people are surviving heart failure, a new independent study has found.

The National Heart Failure Audit 2015-16, published by the British Society of Heart Failure has found that the mortality rate for people admitted to hospital with heart failure has dropped from 9.6 per cent to 8.9 per cent. The reduction in the mortality rate means that in the region of 500 lives have been saved in the past year compared to 2014/15.