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Heart Failure

Heart failure is a weakening of the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body. With heart failure, the body doesn’t get enough oxygen and nutrients. These measures show some of the process of care provided for adults who have heart failure.

WMHS reports our application of the Core Measures to both the Maryland Health Care Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which publish the data on their websites. Since all hospitals across the country submit this information, the level of care provided at WMHS can easily be compared to the care provided by other hospitals in Maryland and the U.S.

To learn more about how the application of Core Measures at WMHS compares to other hospitals in the U.S., visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov

WMHS is committed to our mission of superior care for all we serve and strives continually to improve patient care. We review our application of the Core Measure indicators frequently to see where we can improve our processes. The columns on the left reflect the current data published on the Maryland Health Care Commission’s Hospital Guide website (mhcc.maryland.gov/consumerinfo/hospitalguide/index.htm).

The columns on the right show our preliminary data for subsequent quarters. This information is used for trending purposes only. These results have not gone through the final statistical analysis used by the State of Maryland and CMS before publication on their websites.


Percent of Hospital Patients Receiving Standard of Care (Final) 
July 2012 - June 2013
 Preliminary Data 
 from WMHS For 
Trending Purposes

Standard of Care

WMHS

Maryland

2nd QTR 13

3rd QTR 13 4th QTR 13

Heart Attack Patients Given Discharge Instructions
Heart failure is a chronic condition. The staff at the hospital should provide information to help you manage the symptoms of heart failure after you get home.

87%

93%

92%

95.45% 90.38%

Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
The appropriate treatment for heart failure depends on what area of your heart is affected. This is a test you should be given to see if the left chamber of your heart is pumping properly.

99%

99%

100%

100% 100%

Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are medicines used to treat heart attacks, heart failure, or a decreased function of the heart. You should receive a prescription for one before leaving the hospital.

98%

97%

100%

100% 95.45%

Additional information about the patient experience of care at all Maryland hospitals can be found in the Maryland Health Care Commissions’ Hospital Guide at
mhcc.maryland.gov/consumerinfo/hospitalguide/index.htm

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