Fibrinolytic therapy within 30 minutes of arrival

What It Means
The percentage of patients who have an AMI who receive fibrinolytic therapy within 30 minutes from hospital arrival time.

Why It Is Important
Clinical evidence shows that generally providing fibrinolytic therapy within 30 minutes of hospital arrival reduces the risk of death for patients who have an AMI.

Numerator Definition
AMI patients whose time from hospital arrival to fibrinolysis is 30 minutes or less.

Denominator Definition
AMI patients with specific clinical findings from an ECG who received fibrinolytic therapy.

Denominator Excluded Populations

  • Patients less than 18 years of age.
  • Patients received in transfer from another acute care hospital, including from another emergency department.

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