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 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 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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