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|Duke Raleigh Hospital5||n/a|
|Duke University Hospital4||n/a|
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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.
(4) The number of cases is too small (less than 25) to reliably predict hospital performance.
(5) This hospital treated patients with this condition, but no patients met the CMS criteria for inclusion in the measure calculation.
The percentage of eligible heart attack patients who received fibrinolytic drugs within 30 minutes of their arrival at the hospital.
Heart attacks often occur when blood clots cause blockages in blood vessels, depriving the heart of sufficient oxygen. Fibrinolytic drugs help dissolve blood clots and improve blood flow to the heart. Doctors should only administer fibrinolytic drugs for certain patients.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: