Beta Blockers Prescribed at Discharge

Beta blockers are medicines that relieve the stress on the heart by slowing the heart rate and reducing the force with which the heart muscle contracts to pump blood.

Taking a beta blocker helps lower blood pressure, reduce chest pain and heart failure and help prevent a heart attack.

This measure reports the percentage of heart attack patients who received a prescription for a beta-blocker when they were discharged from the hospital.

A higher score is better than a lower one.

The chart above shows how Cedars-Sinai's performance on this measure compared with the top 10% of hospitals in the United States, the national average for hospitals, the top 10% of hospitals in California and the California average. 

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