Forsyth Medical Center

Heart failure quality

Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your body doesn't receive enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs.

The appropriate care measure (ACM) is a patient-centered composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended treatments s/he was eligible to receive, based on the specific condition.

A quality measure is medical information from patient records converted into a rate or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients. You can use these quality measures to help you compare hospitals: