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Heart failure bundle

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart's ability to pump blood is weaker than normal. When this happens, blood cannot circulate around the body adequately. Eventually, heart failure leads to the failure of other vital organs due to poor blood flow to those organs. Research shows that patients have better outcomes when certain treatments are administered. Specific interventions should be followed to increase the chance of survival. All the recommended treatments are referred to as a bundle. Below is a list of some of the interventions included in our heart failure bundle quality measure.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of patients who were eligible to receive each of the heart failure interventions, and received all of them. Sometimes, patients can be ineligible to receive a certain intervention. For example, if a patient has an allergy to a recommended medication, they should not receive that medication, and they would not be counted in the measure.

Note: Comparison data is not available for this measure. You can view results of other individual hospitals at www.ihatoday.org.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2010
Northwestern Memorial 97
Source:Illinois Hospital Association
Percentage of heart failure patients who received all the care the patient was eligible to receive as described in the heart failure measures.
Last UpdateMay 17, 2012

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