Line Lisbeth Olesen:Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V05140288
The Danish National Quality Project about heart failure indicates lack of reporting and treatment of the elderly
The Danish National Quality Project about heart failure has improved care for the patients considerably by insisting on evidence-based treatment in hospitals and heart failure clinics. Regrettably, according to data there is marked underrepresentation of patients 75-year-old and older, and especially a lack of women in this age group in the project. This discrimination towards the elderly and especially towards elderly women could possibly be solved by out-of-hospital-screening for heart failure among these patients.