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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with heart failure

Measure Source

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


1.46 Percent of recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with heart failure, United States, 2002 and 2003.

Data Source

CMS, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.


Opportunities to provide recommended care (evaluate left ventricular ejection fraction and prescribe ACE inhibitor at discharge) to Medicare patients hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of acute heart failure.


Subset of opportunities to provide recommended care for heart failure in which recommended care was provided.


ICD-9-CM codes for heart failure include 402.01, 402.11, 402.91, 404.01, 404.03, 404.11, 404.13, 404.91, 404.93, 428.0, 428.1, 428.20, 428.21, 428.22, 428.23, 428.30, 428.31, 428.32, 428.33, 428.40, 428.41, 428.42, 428.43, and 428.9.

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Percent of heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction. Recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with heart attack.


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