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Involving primary care and cardiac rehabilitation in a reorganised service could improve outcomes
  1. Hasnain M Dalal1,
  2. Jenny Wingham2,
  3. Robert Lewin3,
  4. Patrick Doherty4,
  5. Rod S Taylor5
  1. 1Peninsula Medical School (Primary Care), Truro, UK
  2. 2Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Truro, UK
  3. 3University of York, York, UK
  4. 4York St John University, York, UK
  5. 5Peninsula Medical School (Primary Care), Exeter, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hasnain M Dalal, Truro Health Park, Three Spires Medical Practice, Infirmary Hill, Truro, UK; hmdalal{at}

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To the Editor The full National Heart Failure Audit report1 and a recent editorial in the Lancet endorse the report's conclusion that it ‘provides a powerful incentive to reorganise heart failure care in the UK’.1 2 The suggested solution is to provide specialist care similar to that given to people after heart attacks citing that such specialised units ‘could do for heart failure …

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  • Funding All authors are members of the REACH HF Study Group, which has received funding from the NIHR as a Programme Development Grant to conduct research in heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance peer and review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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