Understanding Recommended Care Rates
Note: For all of these rates, be careful when drawing conclusions; small numbers of patients may reduce the reliability of the results.
Understanding Recommended Care Rates: The Recommended Care Rates show how often hospitals provided the recommended care for heart attack patients, heart failure patients, patients with pneumonia and to prevent complications from surgery.
What do the fractions mean: The denominator (the bottom number) represents all those patients who were medically eligible to receive the recommended care. the numerator (the top number) represents those patients who actually received the care.
For example: Aspirin at Arrival: 80%; 8/10 means that 10 heart attack patients were medically eligible to receive an aspirin on arrival at the hospital, and 8 of those patients (80%) actually received it. "0/0" means that no patients were medically eligible to receive the treatment.