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Percentages listed in each column tell you how often a care process was put into practice during the indicated time period. For example, the AMI table may list the AMI Core Measure, "Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival," along with the following percentages: 100% for Baylor All Saints, 99% for National and 99% for the State of Texas. This means that aspirin was administered within 24 hours of arrival for AMI patients 100% of the time at this hospital, 99% of the time in hospitals nationwide and 99% of the time in Texas hospitals.
Unless otherwise noted, these tables represent data as measured from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. The definitions provided below each measure category title were retrieved from http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/. Please see the bottom of this page for an explanation of any symbols used in the below tables.
An acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called a heart attack, happens when one of the heart’s arteries becomes blocked and the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart muscle is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, the affected heart tissue may die. These measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have had a heart attack.
120 minutes ** =
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)
8 minutes **
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.
Heart Failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. These measures show some of the process of care provided for most adults with heart failure.
Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide care that’s known to get the best results for most patients.
‡ Represents data as measured from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012
* No patients met the criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation
** There is not sufficient data to reliably determine performance
*** No data are available for publication from the hospital
= Rate reflects fewer than the maximum possible quarters of data
† Suppressed for one or more quarters by the CMS
0 patients = No patients met the criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation
# Reflects a submission based upon a sample of relevant discharges
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