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Heart Failure Reports

Detailed discharge instructions provided

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 91%
National Average 94%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

It is important for heart failure patients to know how to take care of themselves. Carefully following discharge instructions can lead to improved health results and a reduced need to return to the hospital.

Left Ventricular Systolic Function of the heart evaluated

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 94%
National Average 99%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

It is important to assess the left ventricular function of the heart in order to choose the appropriate heart failure medications to promote health, prevent illness and reduce the risk of death.

ACE inhibitor or ARB prescribed at discharge

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 94%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

ACE inhibitors and ARBs have been found effective at reducing illness and death in heart failure patients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction of the heart.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2012 to March 2013