The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require hospitals to monitor
the care and treatment that they give to patients that have had a heart attack.
These measures represent evidence-based best practices for caring for heart attack patients and are part of a nationwide quality improvement effort.
We report performance on the following measures:
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a method used to open blocked heart arteries. A balloon catheter is inserted into the affected artery and is then inflated to open the blockage. Research shows that performing PCI within 90 minutes of a patient’s arrival at the hospital can lead to better outcomes for patients who are having certain types of heart attacks.
We track our success in performing recommended practices for patients having a heart attack.
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Partners hospitals track 30-day readmission rates for three conditions, one of which is heart attack.View the metric.