Table 1: Baseline characteristics and last one-year admissions.

CharacteristicsControl Intervention participants Intervention non-participants -value*

Male gender (%)64.761.945.13
White race (%)9083.587.5.64
Age, y, (mean ± SD)70.2 (±1.7)65.0 (±2.2)67.9 (±2.3).2
Depression (%)17.611.917.5.71
Hypertension (%)73.564.370.58
Diabetes (%)48.540.555.42
Creatinine mg/dl (mean ± SD)1.54 (±0.77)1.51 (±0.86)1.58 (±0.87).92
Ejection Fr. (mean ± SD)0.37 (±0.18)0.39 (±0.23)0.42 (±0.21).51
No. of Cardiac meds6.2 (±0.24)6.1 (±0.31)5.7 (±0.32).41
Total no. of meds11.6 (±0.55)11.5 (±1.04)10.8 (±0.21).64

Readmissions per patient in last 12 months prior to index hospitalization (mean ± SD)

All cause1.17 (±0.17)0.75 (±0.22)1.0 (±0.23).34
HF-related0.8 (±1.04)0.7 (±1.04)0.6 (±0.69).78
ER visits (mean ± SD)
 All cause1.34 (±1.47)1.26 (±1.99)1.65 (±1.83).16
 HF-related0.5 (±0.76)0.57 (±1.34)0.9 (±0.90).007

. Cardiac medications included Anticoagulants, vasodilators, digitalis, statins, diuretics, antiplatelet agents, angiotensin II receptor blockers, ACE-Inhibitors, Beta blockers, and calcium channel blocker.