Quality of Life and Quality of Care in Heart Failure: Perspectives of Irish Patients

This research project contributes to a patient needs assessment in the development of the National Heart Health Action Plan for Heart Failure 2008– 2011. In developing the plan, it is important to have a good understanding of the perspectives of heart failure patients. The aim of this project was to provide information about the quality of life experienced by Irish patients living with heart failure, including their experience of healthcare and their views on the important components of heart failure services.