Optimal Heart Care
Optimal Care Heart Failure Score for Raleigh-Durham Area for six months ending 03/31/2011
* identifies those hospitals whose scores differ from the statewide average based on a statistical test for significant differences.
Hospitals with less than 10 patients are not shown on this graph.
** Dotted red line denotes state average, 91%.
Optimal Care Heart Attack Score for Raleigh-Durham Area for six months ending 03/31/2011
*** This site graphically displays hospital performance on four optimal care measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.
There are two reasons why a hospital may not have an optimal care score for graphing. The first reason is patient volume that is too low (< 10 patients) to adequately compare or trend a hospital's performance. For example, during the six-month time period, if a hospital cared for less than 10 patients that had a heart attack, they do not have enough volume to be shown on this site's heart attack graphs. The second reason that a hospital does not have an optimal care score is incomplete data for a time-period. Both of these "Too Few" reasons are indicated with a "TF" in the report tables' column for the optimal care score.