Patient Satisfaction With a Nurse Practitioner–Led Heart Failure Clinic

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      • Patients reported high satisfaction with the care provided in a nurse-practitioner-led multidisciplinary heart failure clinic for optimization of guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure with reduced ejection (HFrEF).
      • Patient satisfaction was not related to 6-minute walk test distance, quality of life, or symptoms.
      • Patient satisfaction with care delivery is an important and often overlooked indicator of quality of care.


      This project assessed patient satisfaction with a nurse practitioner–led multidisciplinary heart failure clinic for optimization of guideline directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure. A cohort design (N = 51) assessed patient satisfaction, 6-Minute Walk Test, quality of life (EQ-VAS) and symptoms (PROMIS-29). Satisfaction scores ranged from 7 to 10 with a mean score of 9.38 ± 0.92. No statistically significant correlations were found between patient satisfaction and the 6-Minute Walk Test, EQ-VAS, and PROMIS-29. Patients were highly satisfied with the care provided in the nurse practitioner–led clinic.


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      Douglass Haas, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Kearney, NE, and can be contacted at [email protected]


      Bunny Pozehl, PhD, NP, is a professor and the Dorothy Hodges Olson Endowed Chair in Nursing with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE.


      Windy W. Alonso, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha NE.


      Theresa Diederich, MSN, NP, is an advanced practice provider supervisor with cardiovascular medicine, heart failure, and transplant with Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, NE.