CIA4H now lets consumers, patients and their families compare local hospitals based on their treatment of several measures related to heart failure. The information is designed to give these stakeholders a better understanding of where the proper location to receive healthcare would be.
Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support the needs of the body. Heart failure is a serious condition, but it does not mean that the heart has stopped beating.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 5.8 million people in the United States have heart failure. About 670,000 people are diagnosed with it each year and one in five people who have heart failure die within one year from diagnosis.
Early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality of life and life expectancy for people who have heart failure.
Measures Available for Comparison:
- Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients
- Rate of Readmission for Heart Failure Patients
- Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
- Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
- Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for LVSD
- Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
- Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
- Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes of Arrival
- Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes of Arrival