Table 2

score system for primary endpoint IN TOUCH

End point

Score


Death (at any time during study)

-3

Survival to end of study

0

First readmission for heart failure

-1

No readmission for heart failure

0

Change in quality of life at 9 months

Improvement ≥ 20 units

+2

Improvement by 10 until 19 units

+1

No improvement by -9 until +4 units

0

Worsening by +5 until +9 units

-1

Worsening by ≥ 10 units

-2

Possible score

-6 to +2


de Vries et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:167   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-167

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