Heart Failure

For patients diagnosed with heart failure, there are certain treatment guidelines that, if followed, will help those patients recover faster and with fewer complications. The chart below outlines these treatment guidelines and compares UMMC's performance in these key measures with national averages. For more information, please click on any of the underlined measures below. 

Safe and Effective Care National UMMC UMMC UMMC UMMC
    Jul.-Sep. 2012 Oct.-Dec. 2012 Jan.-Mar. 2013 Apr.-Jun. 2013
Discharge Instructions
Percent of heart failure patients given specific discharge instructions.
93.6% 93.1% 96.6% 92.2% 90.4%
LVF Assessment
Percent of heart failure patients given a left ventricle function (LVF) assessment.
98.7% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Percent of heart failure patients prescribed an ACE inhibitor or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD).
96.5% 100% 100% 98.2% 100%

Source: The Joint Commission

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