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Heart failure policy and practice in Europe

What is Heart failure policy and practice in Europe?

The growing prevalence of heart failure threatens the sustainability of our healthcare systems – concerted action is required, yet few policymakers recognise the magnitude of the heart failure challenge, both in terms of its economic and societal impact.

Heart failure policy and practice in Europe aims to better equip and further empower national advocates across Europe with a clear picture of central leadership and overall performance in terms of major pillars of health services, treatment and care. It provides a comprehensive analysis of national policy issues in heart failure, key gaps in care and examples of best practice investigated in 11 European countries.

This work, which is the natural successor to The handbook of multidisciplinary and integrated heart failure care, was developed based on the literature and input from more than 50 heart failure experts across Europe. It includes a pan-European report and 11 standalone country profiles, each with five urgent actions needed to improve the lives of people living with heart failure.