Heart Attack Care Quality Measures

The following measures are based on evidence that the practices described in the left column lead to better outcomes for patients who come to a hospital after or during a heart attack.

Heart Attack Care Quality MeasuresCedars-Sinai (Oct-Dec 2013)All Hospitals Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)
Top 10% ScoredAverage
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for left ventricular systolic dysfunction 
Percent of heart attack patients who receive a prescription for an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker when discharged from the hospital
100%100%98%
Aspirin on arrival 
Percent of heart attack patients who receive aspirin within 24 hours of arriving at the hospital
100%100%99%
Aspirin prescribed at discharge 
Percent of heart attack patients who prescribed aspirin when discharged
100%100%99%
Beta blocker prescribed at discharge Percent of eligible heart attack patients prescribed beta-blockers when discharged100%100%99%
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) therapy 
Percent of heart attack patients with a blocked artery in the heart that is opened with balloon angioplasty (also known as PCI) within 90 minutes of arriving at the hospital
100%100%96%

This data represents all hospitals across the United States that report data to The Joint Commission.