Littleton Regional Hospital Performance Reports
Reporting Period for HQA Measures:
Second Quarter 2011 through First Quarter 2012 Discharges
Heart Failure (HF)
|Heart Failure Process of Care Measures||Littleton Regional Hospital Average||State Average||National Average|
|Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions: The staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage your heart failure symptoms when you are discharged.||89%||95%||93%|
|Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function: An evaluation of the LVS function checks how the left chamber of the heart is pumping.||100%||100%||99%|
|Percent of Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD): ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors and ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers) are medicines used to treat heart attacks, heart failure, or a decreased function of the heart.||**||97%||96%|
**: The number of cases is too small (below 25) to reliably tell how well a hospital is performing.
Please Note: The percentages include only patients whose history and condition indicate the treatment is appropriate. Talk to your health care provider if you have questions about your treatment.