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Patients given a prescription for a statin at discharge


Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol, a necessary type of fat in all people's blood. Cholesterol levels that are too high can increase your chance of heart attack, stroke and other health problems. For patients who have had a heart attack and have high cholesterol, taking statins can lower the chance that they'll have another heart attack or die from a heart attack. This measure shows the percentage of patients who had a heart attack who received a prescription for a statin before being sent home from the hospital.

October 2011 - September 2012 data

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

Results over time

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

More heart attack measurements 

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