Heart failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power – your body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. Your heart tries to pump more blood, but the muscle walls become weaker over time.
The appropriate care measure (ACM) is a patient-centered composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended treatments they were eligible to receive, based on their 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 this quality information to help you compare hospitals.