Paul A. Heidenreich, Parisa Gholami, Anju Sahay, Barry Massie and Mary K. Goldstein
-Blockers : A Randomized Trial
Ventricular Ejection Fraction Increase Use of
Clinical Reminders Attached to Echocardiography Reports of Patients With Reduced Left
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In summary, our randomized trial found that a clinical
reminder attached to the echocardiography report was effec-
tive in increasing the use of ?-blockers in patients with
reduced LVEF. This quality improvement intervention is
attractive given its low cost, wide acceptance by clinicians,
and ease of implantation.
Sources of Funding
The present study was supported by grants from the VA Health
Services Research Development Office Investigator Initiated Re-
search (IIR-01–108) and the American Society of Echocardiography.
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