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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 Discharge," along with the following percentages: 100% for Baylor Medical Center at Irving, 99% for National and 99% for the State of Texas. This means that aspirin was prescribed during discharge 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 April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. 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 footnotes used.
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.
AMI Quality Measure
Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival
Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
Percent of Patients Who Were Prescribed a Statin at Discharge
Median Time to Fibrinolysis
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival (higher numbers are better)
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (a lower number of minutes is better)
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)
6 minutes (1,3)
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.
Pneumonia Quality Measure
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics
Percent of Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
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.
HF Quality Measure
Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
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.
SCIP Quality Measure
Percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Percent of surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Percent of surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
Percent of surgery patients with urinary catheter removal within 2 days of surgery
Percent of surgery patients with Perioperative Temperature Management
Percent of patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery
Percent of surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)
(1) The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
(2) Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.
(3) Results are based on a shorter time period than required.
(7) No cases met the criteria for this measure.
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