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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||99%|
|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 heart attack patients with a history of smoking cigarettes who were given information or counseling to help them quit smoking.
Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of blood clots and heart disease. This causes arteries to thicken and blood vessels to narrow, increasing the risk for a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke.
Patients who receive advice or counseling about quitting smoking are more likely to quit than those who do not.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: