Heart Failure Mortality is defined as a patient death from any cause within 30 days from the date of initial admission for heart failure. Actions taken while a patient is in the hospital and during transitions in care can affect a patient\'s risk for adverse outcomes. The 30-day timeframe places an emphasis on how the patient is treated after the heart failure, as well as transitions in care and whether the patient is suitable for discharge. After discharge, the hospital and clinician have less direct accountability for the outcomes of the patients.
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