Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality www.ahrq.gov
Archive print banner
National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

This information is for reference purposes only. It was current when produced and may now be outdated. Archive material is no longer maintained, and some links may not work. Persons with disabilities having difficulty accessing this information should contact us at: https://info.ahrq.gov. Let us know the nature of the problem, the Web address of what you want, and your contact information.

Please go to www.ahrq.gov for current information.

AMI patients with aspirin prescribed at discharge

Measure Source

CMS Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) Quality Indicator.

Tables

Data source does not support detailed tables.

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

Denominator

Medicare discharges age 18 and over with a principal diagnosis of AMI (ICD-9 codes 410.00, 410.01, 410.10, 410.11, 410.20, 410.21, 410.30, 410.31, 410.40, 410.41, 410.50 410.51, 410.60, 410.61, 410.70, 410.71, 410.80, 410.81, 410.90, 410.91).

Excludes patients transferred to another acute care hospital, patients who expired, patients discharged to hospice and patients who had unknown discharge status.

Excludes patients with one or more of the following aspirin contraindications documented in the medical record: aspirin allergy, bleeding on admission, reaction to aspirin during admission, history of internal bleeding or bleeding/coagulation disorder, hemorrhage/bleed during hospital stay, chronic liver disease, admission platelet count < 100 x 109/L, anemia, admission or highest serum creatinine level > 3 mg/dL, history of peptic ulcer disease, acute upper GI disorder during hospital stay, treatment with warfarin at discharge.

Numerator

Subset AMI denominator patients prescribed aspirin at hospital discharge.

 

 

The information on this page is archived and provided for reference purposes only.

 

AHRQ Advancing Excellence in Health Care