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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 failure patients who received an evaluation of how well the left side of the heart is pumping blood.
The proper treatment for heart failure depends on what area of the heart is affected. A left ventricular systolic (LVS) function assessment checks how the left side of the heart is pumping.
The assessment may include an echocardiogram, a physical examination, a chest x-ray, and/or blood work.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: