HDS-22 Increase the proportion of adult heart attack survivors who are referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program at discharge
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of adult heart attack survivors who are referred to a cardiac rehabilitation program at discharge
Number of adult heart attack survivors
Cohort included eligible patients discharged with a primary diagnosis of ST-segment or non–ST-segment myocardial infarction who were referred to cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation referral was defined as “an official communication between the health care provider and the patient to recommend and carry out a referral order to an early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. This includes the provision of all necessary information to the patient that will allow the patient to enroll in an early outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. This also includes a communication between the health care provider or health care system and the cardiac rehabilitation program that includes the patient’s referral information for the program.
Patients excluded were those with incomplete MI information, in-hospital death, transferred, cardiac rehabilitation referral missing or those discharged to nursing home, hospice or who left against medical advice. Patient ineligible were also not included. Ineligibility was defined as documented patient-based barriers, patient based criteria, or healthcare system barriers.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.