Heart failure (HF) imposes a burden for patients and health economics. Although guidelines
exist, they are not implemented as such in the Belgian health care system. General
practitioners (GPs) are confronted with the broadest range of HF management. Therefore, a
multifaceted intervention will be implemented in Belgian general practice to support GPs in
the implementation of evidence-based HF guidelines. This multifaceted intervention will
consist of audit and feedback as a method to detect unrecognized HF patients and increase
awareness for proactive HF management. Additionally, a NT-proBNP point-of-care test will be
offered to every practice to improve detection and adequate diagnosis of HF patients.
Furthermore, a specialist HF nurse will assist GPs in education of patients, optimization of
treatment and transition of care. The investigators' aim is evaluating the feasibility of the
implementation of this multifaceted intervention in general practice and the evolution in
predefined quality indicators.