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Quality Measures

Heart Attack Care

An acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack, happens when one of the heart’s arteries becomes blocked and the supply of blood and oxygen to part of the heart muscle is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle doesn’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs, the affected heart tissue may die. These measures show some of the recommended treatments provided, if appropriate, for most adults who have had a heart attack.

Reporting Period: October 2014 - September 2015

Timely Heart Attack Care

Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital 69 minutes
State of MA 57 minutes
National 57 minutes

Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG 

Cape Cod Hospital 1 minutes
Falmouth Hospital 7 minutes
State of MA 8 minutes
National 7 minutes

Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 68%
National 59%

Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival or prior to transfer

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital 97%
State of MA 97%
National 97%

Heart attack patients who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 100%
National 55%

Heart attack patients given a procedure to open blocked blood vessels within 90 minutes of arrival

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 97%
National 95%