Process of care measure
These measures show how often hospitals give recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Information about these treatments are taken from the patients’ records and most are converted into a percentage; some scores are in minutes, where indicated. The measures are based on scientific evidence about treatments that are known to get the best results.
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them during the period just before and after surgery