Information about Health Care Conditions

HEART ATTACK CARE

A heart attack (also called an acute myocardial infarction or AMI) happens when arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped.

HEART FAILURE CARE

Heart failure is a weakening of the heart’s pumping power.  With heart failure, your body doesn’t get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs.

PNEUMONIA CARE

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough and fatigue.

 


Acknowledgement: the table format, measure descriptions and definitions of "Achievable Benchmark" for the Recommended Care Rates were developed by the New Hampshire-based Foundation for Healthy communities.  The Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation provided the data analysis.  The Department expresses its gratitude to both organizations.


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