Figure 4.3. Compliance with core performance measures for he ... Image 1

Figure 4.3. Compliance with core performance measures for heart failure varies widely among hospitals.116
The graph shows the distribution of compliance rates across the 223 hospitals analysed. Hospitals were ranked according to compliance rate for each measure, and values are shown for hospitals at the 10th (low compliance), 25th, 50th, 75th and 90th (high compliance) percentiles of the ranking distribution.
aDischarge instructions or guidance.
bLeft ventricular function documentation obtained or scheduled.
cSpecific medication prescribed at discharge for left ventricular systolic dysfunction, if indicated.
dSmoking cessation counselling, if indicated (n = 220).
LV, left ventricle.

  1. Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Heywood JT. Adherence to heart failure quality-of-care indicators in US hospitals: analysis of the ADHERE Registry. Arch Intern Med 2005;165:1469–77.