Measures Related to Heart Failure Care

How Effective Ochsner Health System Treats Heart Failure

Heart Failure Measures

Heart Failure Care: Percent of heart failure patients who received all recommended treatments based on their clinical condition:

  • Discharge Instructions: Percent of heart failure patients discharged home with written instructions or educational material given to patient or care giver at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, follow-up appointment, weight monitoring, and what to do if symptoms worsen. (Source: CMS)
  • Evaluation of LVS Function: Percent of heart failure patients receiving an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) function. (Source: CMS)
  • ACEI or ARB for LVSD: Percent of heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) and with no medical reason not to take either angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) medication or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) medication who are prescribed an ACEI or an ARB at hospital discharge. (Source: CMS)
  • Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling: Percent of heart failure patients who received smoking cessation advice/counseling. (Source: CMS)