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Hospital Process of Care Measures – National Average

Row numberMeasure NameConditionCategoryNational Process of Care Rate
51Heart attack patients given a prescription for a statin at discharge Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
52Heart attack patients given aspirin at discharge Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
53Heart attack patients given fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
54Heart attack patients given PCI within 90 minutes of arrival Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
55Average time patients spent in the emergency department, before they were admitted to the hospital as an inpatient A lower number of minutes is betterEmergency DepartmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than177
56Average time patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room A lower number of minutes is betterEmergency DepartmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than42
57Heart failure patients given discharge instructions Higher percentages are betterHeart FailureTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
58Heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function Higher percentages are betterHeart FailureTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
59Heart failure patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) Higher percentages are betterHeart FailureTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
60Patients assessed and given pneumonia vaccination Higher percentages are betterPreventive CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than99
61Patients assessed and given influenza vaccination Higher percentages are betterPreventive CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than99
62Percent of newborns whose deliveries were scheduled too early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessaryLower percentages are betterPregnancy and Delivery CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than17
63Pneumonia patients whose initial emergency room blood culture was performed prior to the administration of the first hospital dose of antibiotics Higher percentages are betterPneumoniaTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
64Pneumonia patients given the most appropriate initial antibiotic(s) Higher percentages are betterPneumoniaTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
65Surgery 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 Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
66Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
67Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
68Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
69Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery) Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
70Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
71Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
72Patients 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 Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
73Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who received treatment to keep blood clots from forming anywhere in the body within 2 days of arriving at the hospital Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
74Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients who were evaluated for rehabilitation services Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
75Ischemic stroke patients who received a prescription for medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots before discharge Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
76Ischemic stroke patients with a type of irregular heartbeat who were given a prescription for a blood thinner at discharge Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
77Ischemic stroke patients who got medicine to break up a blood clot within 3 hours after symptoms started Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
78Ischemic stroke patients who received medicine known to prevent complications caused by blood clots within 2 days of arriving at the hospital Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
79Ischemic stroke patients needing medicine to lower cholesterol, who were given a prescription for this medicine before discharge Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
80Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or caregivers who received written educational materials about stroke care and prevention during the hospital stay Higher percentages are betterStroke CareTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
81Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery Higher percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than98
82Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time Higher percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
83Patients with blood clots who were treated with an intravenous blood thinner, and then were checked to determine if the blood thinner was putting the patient at an increased risk of bleeding Higher percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
84Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine Higher percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
85Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it Lower percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than0
86Percentage of patients who came to the emergency department with stroke symptoms who received brain scan results within 45 minutes of arrival Higher percentages are betterStrokeTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
87Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
88Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival Higher percentages are betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
89Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
90Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic Higher percentages are betterSurgical Care Improvement ProjectTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100
91Average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional A lower number of minutes is betterEmergency DepartmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than13
92Median Time to FibrinolysisHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than19
93Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG A lower number of minutes is betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than3
94Average time patients who came to the emergency department with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain medication A lower number of minutes is betterPain ManagementTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than37
95Average 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 betterHeart Attack or Chest PainTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than37
96Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being sent home A lower number of minutes is betterEmergency DepartmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than92
97Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) Higher percentages are betterBlood Clot Prevention and TreatmentTop 10% of Hospitals submitting data scored equal to or higher than100

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created Mar 10, 2010

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Process of care measures - national data. These measures show how often a hospital gives recommended care; that is, the treatment known to give the best results for most patients with certain conditions or procedures.

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