It has come to our attention that due to our lack of clarity and the various points at which coding is recorded there has been some confusion regarding the study criteria for the acute heart failure study.
We intend to include patients who had a primary diagnosis of heart failure for their overall admission. This is to help ensure that the cases we have selected have an indication of treatment/management of heart failure (including those on the end of life pathway/palliative care) during the course of the admission. Please note that heart failure may not necessarily be the primary diagnosis at death i.e. documented on the death certificate.
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