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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||100%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||100%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges April 2011 through March 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.
The percentage of eligible heart attack patients who were prescribed aspirin on discharge.
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 has been proven as a safe and effective way to prevent blood clots and dissolve blood clots that have already formed. Long-term use of aspirin after a heart attack reduces the risk of another heart attack.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: