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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.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.