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Table 2 Clinical condition and treatment measure

From: Performing well in financial management and quality of care: evidence from hospital process measures for treatment of cardiovascular disease

Clinical condition Treatment measure
Heart attack Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got a ECG
  Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
  Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
  Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
  Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Arrival
  Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
  Heart Attack Patients Given Thrombolytic (Fibrinolytic) Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival
  Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival
  Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
  Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival
  Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots
Heart failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
  Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions
  Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
  Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function
  Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)