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 quality measures show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, to someone who has heart failure. Click here for more information about heart failure care.
The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges October 2008 - September 2009. Timing of this information is based on release of information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Green is for scores equal to or above the state and national averages.
Yellow is for scores between the state or national average.
Red is for scores below both the national and state averages.
|Indicator of Quality||Maine Hospitals||US Hospital||MDI Hospital|
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|1.||% of heart failure patients given ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction||96%||90%||80%|
|2.||% of heart failure patients given assessment of left ventricular function if appropriate||97%||90%||95%|
|3.||% of heart failure patients given discharge instructions if appropriate||87%||79%||100%|
|4.||% of patients given smoking cessation counseling||98%||93%||100%|