Predictors of Healthcare Resource Utilization in Patients with Heart Failure


About this study

We will longitudinally (at enrollment and 6 months after) ascertain patients’ end of life preferences, patient activation and health literacy in prospectively enrolled Southeastern Minnesota residents hospitalized with heart failure (HF). 

We will define the relationship between HF patients’ end of life preferences and degree of advance care planning and healthcare resource utilization. 

We will measure perceived treatment burden in patients hospitalized with heart failure using a novel questionnaire that has been validated in patients with multimorbidity. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

Inclusion Criteria:

Hospitalized with heart failure at St Marys or Methodist

Prevalent heart failure (not newly diagnosed during this hospitalization)

Resident of Olmsted, Dodge, Filmore , Steele, Wabasha, Mower, and Freeborn counties in Minnesota

At least 20 years of age


Exclusion Criteria:   

Unable to consent for themselves

Unable to complete the survey

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Shannon Dunlay, M.D., M.S.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

William Lehman


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