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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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AMI patients with aspirin prescribed at discharge

Measure Source

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


Data source does not support detailed tables.

Data Source

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


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.


Subset AMI denominator patients prescribed aspirin at hospital discharge.



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