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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction.

Measure Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Health Care Quality Improvement Program (HCQIP) Quality Indicator.

Tables

1.42a Percent of heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, United States, 2000 - 2001.

1.42b Percent of heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, by state, 2000 – 2001.

Data Source

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program. Data are from a systematic random sample of up to 800 inpatient records per state.

Denominator

Medicare live discharges with a principal diagnosis of heart failure (ICD-9 codes 402.01, 402.11, 402.91, 404.01, 404.11, 404.91, 428.x).

Numerator

Patients with chart documentation of an evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction.

Comments

Excludes patients transferred to another acute care hospital, patients who expired, and patients who left against medical advice, patients on dialysis.

This measure is also a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations core measure.

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