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Heart Attack

Hospital Process of Care Measures - Heart Attack

 

National Average

Tennessee Average

Erlanger

Data Collected

 

 

 

 

From

To

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)

60 Minutes

62 Minutes

122 Minutes of 2 patients1,3

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

7 Minutes

15 Minutes of 17 patients1

4/1/10

3/31/11

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)

57%

55%

Not Available3

4/1/10

3/31/11

Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)

96%

96%

87% of 15 patients1

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival

99%

99%

100% of 353 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge

99%

99%

100% of 412 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

97%

97%

100% of 65 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling

100%

100%

100% of 230 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge

99%

99%

100% of 366 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival

58%

69%

Not Available

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival

92%

94%

95% of 82 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

Heart Attack Patients Given a Prescription for a Statin at Discharge

97%

97%

94% of 88 patients

1/1/11

3/31/11

1 The number of cases is too small to reliably tell how well a hospital is performing.
3 Data were collected during a shorter period (fewer quarters) than the maximum possible time for this measure.

Data Last Updated: January 26, 2012