Heart Failure Care Quality Measures

Heart failure is one the conditions that commonly brings patients into a hospital for medical treatment. The Joint Commission has established treatment guidelines that when followed have been shown to help patients recover more quickly with fewer complications or lasting effects.

Cedars-Sinai's performance compared to other medical centers and hospitals around the nation and the state are highlighted below. For more detailed information about specific measures, click on the links in the table below.

Heart Failure Care Quality Measures

The following measures are based on evidence that the practices described in the left column lead to better outcomes for patients who come to a hospital with heart failure.

Heart Failure Care Quality MeasuresCedars-Sinai (Oct-Dec 2013)All Hospitals Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)
Top 10% ScoredAverage
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for left ventricular systolic dysfunction Percent of heart attack patients who receive a prescription for an ACE inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker when discharged from the hospital99%100%97%
 Discharge instructions Percent of heart failure patients who given instructions about managing their diet, weight and medications after leaving the hospital99%100%95%
Left ventricular function assessment Percent of heart failure patients who have had the function of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber of the heart) checked during their hospital stay99%100%100%

* These data represent all hospitals across the United States that report data to The Joint Commission.