HEART FAILURE CARE
Unfortunately, some hospitals meet expectations, and some are a surprising disappointment.
Sounds simple enough.
But according to new research, whether a patient makes it out of the hospital alive after being treated for heart failure depends on where that person is hospitalized.
"Without a doubt I believe that number is too low. Time and time a gain ace-inhibitors have been shown in multiple large scale clinical trials to not only decrease hospitalizations but also to save lives," Dr. Lachmann states.
The gaps were seen across the board, in large and small, teaching and non-teaching hospitals, and in all regions of the country.
The net effect was huge: a fourfold different in mortality rates between the worst and best performing hospitals.
It's the simple things that could mean the difference between life and death in those with heart disease.
The study is published in the latest Archives of Internal Medicine.