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Editorial
November 18, 2020

Mis-GUIDED—The Importance of Negative Trials of Health Care Delivery and Implementation Science

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora
JAMA Cardiol. 2021;6(2):135-136. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2020.5778

Modern medicine is a glittering edifice of possibilities. But it has also become a house of cards. For the average patient, who has multiple chronic conditions playing out among a host of psychological and socioeconomic issues, navigating the health care system is challenging. For clinicians and institutions, designing and executing complex care plans has also become challenging. As a result, many patients do not receive most of the potential benefits that health care has to offer. Unfortunately, some of these missed opportunities result in recurrent decompensations of chronic illnesses, such as heart failure (HF).

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