Heart Attack: Aspirin at Discharge
What does it mean?
Heart attack patients should be given aspirin when they leave the hospital.
Why is it important?
Aspirin taken by heart attack patients when they leave the hospital has been a proven and effective way to prevent blood clots that can cause future heart attacks, while reducing the risk of death.
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart attack patients who were prescribed aspirin upon leaving the hospital.