Heart Failure Measures June 2011 to July 2012
Note: Data is for both Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista. Data pulled from Midas+ information system. “CA Average” represents the most recent benchmark available on the CMS Hospital Compare website.
Explanation of Measures
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
The staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage your heart failure symptoms when you are discharged. Learn more.
The “left ventricular function assessment” (LVF) tells your health care provider whether the left side of your heart is pumping properly so you can receive the appropriate treatment. Learn more.
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are medicines used to treat heart attacks, heart failure, or a decreased function of the heart. Learn more.
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
Smoking may lead to heart failure. Quitting may help improve your condition. Learn more.