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Effects of care pathways on the in-hospital treatment of heart failure: a systematic review

Seval Kul1*, Antonella Barbieri2, Erika Milan3, Ilke Montag4, Kris Vanhaecht45 and Massimiliano Panella25

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1 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey

2 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont 'A. Avogadro', Novara, Italy

3 Santa Rita Hospital, Vercelli, Italy

4 Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, School of Public Health, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium

5 European Pathway Association, Leuven, Belgium

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BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012, 12:81  doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-81

Published: 25 September 2012

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Supplemental material. Supplement 1: Annex 1. Check list for CP definition of European Pathway association. Supplement 2: Annex 2. Check list for included studies. Supplement 3: List of excluded studies. Supplement 4: Annex 3. Check list for risk of bias for each included papers. Supplement 5: Result of sensitivity analysis.

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