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.  

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 100
National Average 99
State Average 99
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
National Average 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
State Average 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
AMI-1 AMI Aspirin at Arrival