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The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 2011 through September 2012.
(1) The U.S. average includes all reporting hospitals in the United States.
(2) The N.C. average includes all reporting hospitals in the state of North Carolina.
(3) "Top Hospitals" represent the top 10% of hospitals nationwide. These hospitals achieved 100% on this measure.
(4) The number of cases is too small (less than 25) to reliably predict hospital performance.
The percentage of eligible heart attack patients who received aspirin within 24 hours of their arrival at the hospital.
Heart attacks often occur when blood clots cause blockages in blood vessels, depriving the heart of sufficient oxygen.
Although it is not appropriate for all patients, aspirin is a safe and effective way to prevent blood clots and dissolve blood clots that have already formed. Chewing an aspirin at the onset of heart attack symptoms may help reduce the severity of an attack.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: