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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||98%|
|Duke University Hospital||100%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||99%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 2011 through September 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 percent of surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital and who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery.
In many hospitals, it is standard procedure to stop patients' usual medications before surgery. But studies have shown that patients who take beta blockers may do better if they continue with this medication before and after surgery.