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    Baylor Plano

    1100 Allied Drive
    Plano, TX 75093
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    2801 S. Mayhill Road
    Denton, TX 76208
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Heart Failure Best Practice/Core Measures Archive


July 2008 through March 2009


Quality Indicator The Heart Hospital NATIONAL State of Texas Rationale
% of heart failure inpatients given discharge instructions at discharge 100% 71% 71% Educating patients with heart failure about their condition and treatment will help to promote patients' compliance with the treatment plan and reduce morbidity and re-hospitalization. Discharge Instructions for Heart Failure measure examines the frequency of providing discharge instructions on six critical post hospitalization care requirements to inpatients with the diagnosis of heart failure
% of heart failure inpatients with left ventricular function assessment 100%* 87% 85% LVF assessment is a critical step in the effective diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure.
% of heart failure inpatients given the medication ACEI/ARB for left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction at discharge 99%* 88% 88% ACEIs widen or dilate blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and making it easier for the heart to pump blood.
% of heart failure inpatients given smoking counseling 100%* 90% 90% Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of blood clots, causes arteries to thicken, and narrows the blood vessels, increasing the risk for a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Patients who receive advice or counseling about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who do not.

* - Indicates higher performance than the National & State Averages





July 2008 through January 2009


Quality Indicator The Heart Hospital NATIONAL State of Texas Rationale
% of heart failure inpatients given discharge instructions at discharge 100%* 68% 67% Educating patients with heart failure about their condition and treatment will help to promote patients' compliance with the treatment plan and reduce morbidity and re-hospitalization. Discharge Instructions for Heart Failure measures examines the frequency of providing discharge instructions on six critical post hospitalization care requirements to inpatients with the diagnosis of heart failure.
% of heart failure inpatients with left ventricular function assessment 100%* 86% 85% LVF assessment is a critical step in the effective diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure.
% of heart failure inpatients given the medication ACEI/ARB for left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction at discharge 99%* 85% 87% ACEIs widen or dilate blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and making it easier for the heart to pump blood.
% of heart failure inpatients given smoking counseling 100%* 88% 88% Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of blood clots, causes arteries to thicken, and narrows the blood vessels, increasing the risk for a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Patients who receive advice or counseling about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who do not.

* - Indicates higher performance than the National & State Averages





July 2008 through November 2008

Quality Indicator The Heart Hospital NATIONAL State of Texas Rationale
% of heart failure inpatients given discharge instructions at discharge 100%* 68% 67% Educating patients with heart failure about their condition and treatment will help to promote patients' compliance with the treatment plan and reduce morbidity and re-hospitalization. Discharge Instructions for Heart Failure measures examines the frequency of providing discharge instructions on six critical post hospitalization care requirements to inpatients with the diagnosis of heart failure.
% of heart failure inpatients with left ventricular function assessment 100%* 86% 85% LVF assessment is a critical step in the effective diagnosis and management of patients with heart failure.
% of heart failure inpatients given the medication ACEI/ARB for left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction at discharge 98%* 85% 87% ACEIs widen or dilate blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and making it easier for the heart to pump blood.
% of heart failure inpatients given smoking counseling 100%* 88% 88% Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of blood clots, causes arteries to thicken, and narrows the blood vessels, increasing the risk for a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Patients who receive advice or counseling about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who do not.

* - Indicates higher performance than the National & State Averages




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