Heart Attack: Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
What does it mean?
Unless there are medical reasons that indicate it should not be given, a medication referred to as a beta blocker should be given or prescribed to the heart attack patient upon leaving the hospital.
Why is it important?
These beta blockers can help reduce further heart damage after a patient has suffered a heart attack.
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of heart attack patients who were given or prescribed beta blockers upon leaving the hospital.