Heart failure

One way to evaluate the care of people diagnosed with heart failure to look at the percentage of people receiving the timely and effective care measures that are appropriate for them. The goal is 100 percent.

The graph below displays the percentage of eligible Mayo Clinic patients diagnosed with heart failure receiving all of the appropriate care measures.

Timely and effective care

The table below reflects the timely and effective care measures for heart failure.
Timely and effective care for heart failure Explanation of this care
Percent of heart failure patients with left ventricular function (LVF) assessment An LVF assessment is a measure of how well the heart is pumping. An echocardiogram is often used to determine LVF.
Appropriate care measure (ACM) The ACM is a pass-fail measure at the individual patient level that asks whether an eligible patient has received all of the appropriate care for the condition for which he or she is being treated.
For additional information and data visit Medicare Hospital Compare. May 31, 2014