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Quality Measures

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. These measures show some of the recommended treatments provided for most adults with heart failure.

Effective Heart Failure Care

Heart failure patients given an evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function

Abington Hospital 100% *
Abington – Lansdale Hospital 100% * **
Pennsylvania Average 99%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

What It Is and Why It Is Important

  • The proper treatment for heart failure depends on what area of your heart is affected. An important test is to check how your heart is pumping, called an "evaluation of the left ventricular systolic function." It can tell your health care provider whether the left side of your heart is pumping properly.

  * Results are based on a shorter time period than required.
Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare (Data Collection period: 10/1/2014 through 9/30/2015), a quality tool developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  You may use the information in Hospital Compare together with the other information you gather about hospitals as you decide where to get hospital services. You may want to contact your health care provider, your State Survey Agency or your state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more information. If you have a complaint about the quality of the medical care you or a loved one received at a hospital, first contact the hospital's patient advocate. Or, contact your state QIO. If you have other complaints about a health care facility, contact your State Survey Agency. Additional information about hospitals may be found on the state websites.