Peer-reviewed study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Heart Failure
N = 245
56% reduction in 30-day readmissions
82% reduction in 30-day mortality
86% reduction in 365 day mortality
62% identified as anemic
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2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, JACC Vol. 62, No. 16, 2013.