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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 beta blockers on discharge.
Beta blockers are a type of medicine that physicians prescribe to lower blood pressure, treat angina (chest pain) and heart failure, and help prevent heart attacks.
They lessen the heart’s workload by reducing the force with which the heart pumps blood. Doctors should prescribe beta blockers for most heart attack patients when they leave the hospital.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: