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|Duke Raleigh Hospital4||n/a|
|Duke University Hospital||95%|
|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.
(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 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) within 90 minutes of their arrival at the hospital. The term PCI can refer to angioplasty, stenting, or artherectomy.
Heart attacks often occur when blood clots cause blockages in blood vessels, depriving the heart of sufficient oxygen. PCI procedures open blocked vessels and help prevent further damage to the heart.
They can also increase a patient’s chance of surviving a heart attack. The earlier PCI is performed, the more effective it is in improving patient outcomes.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: