Unplanned Admissions for Heart Failure
A multicentre ethnographic study of unplanned hospital admission for heart failure.
This study aims to find out why the treatments and services available for people with heart failure are not helping to prevent unplanned admissions for heart failure. The research will use ethnography to study the care patients receive. As a result of this study we will have a detailed understanding of the way services run and how they impact on patients' lives, of the views of patients and carers and their experiences of living with the condition. This will inform the NHS about how services could be delivered more effectively to help patients. It will also help researchers to develop and test new interventions to reduce avoidable admissions in people with heart failure.