Heart attack: aspirin at arrival
Aspirin is often given to patients when medical staff suspects a heart attack.
When a person is having a heart attack, chewing an aspirin during a heart attack reduces the risk of dying from it. It is a preferred practice to give aspirin to all patients who may be having a heart attack. A higher percentage may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
The first graph below shows the percentage of heart attack patients who were given an aspirin upon arrival at the hospital. The second graph shows a trend over time for this measure.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital wants to provide the most up to date data. For this measure, our data is from a more recent time period than the benchmark time period.
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.