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Evidence to Improve Care

Heart Failure

Care in the Community

A quality standard currently in development

The heart failure quality standard addresses the diagnosis and management of heart failure in adults aged 18 years and older, with a focus on management in community and outpatient settings.

The standard will address how to identify new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (dyspnea, fatigue, or edema), but will not provide guidance on the in-hospital management of acute exacerbations of heart failure.

CorHealth Ontario, formerly the Cardiac Care Network, and Health Quality Ontario are collaborating on the development of this quality standard.

The work on this quality standard started in May 2017.

Virtual Town Hall: November 2017

Public feedback phase: June 2018

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