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Additional recent data from The Netherlands, on the last year of living with heart failure
  1. Frans H Rutten
  1. Correspondence to Frans H Rutten, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht 3508 AB, The Netherlands; f.h.rutten{at}

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I read with great interest the article by Haga et al ‘Identifying community based chronic heart failure patients in the last year of life: a comparison of the Gold Standards Framework Prognostic Indicator Guide and the Seattle Heart Failure Model’.1 They highlight the difficulty of predicting death in patients with advanced heart failure. The 138 community-based, ambulatory patients were also registered with the …

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