Why Is This Treatment Important?
A heart attack can occur when the arteries to the heart are blocked and blood flow is slowed or stopped completely. The severity of a heart attack can be greatly reduced if asprin is chewed as soon as symptoms of a heart attack begin. Continued use of aspirin after a heart attack may help reduce the risk of having another one.
What the Scores Mean
High scores are good because it indicates that more patients received the recommended treatment. Low scores may not indicate poor care, the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores should be considered.
Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
March 2008 through April 2009
|Hospital Process of Care Measure
||United States Average
||Rhode Island Average
Percentage for Kent County Memorial Hospital
|Percent of Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
||95% of 128 patients
The data on this site is reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a quarterly basis. The explanation of the data is courtesy of the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, please visit the Hospital Compare website.