DURHAM VA MEDICAL CENTER - DURHAM, NC

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Addresss:
508 FULTON STREET
DURHAM, NC, 27705
Phone (make sure to verify first before calling): (919) 286-0411

Hospital Type: ACUTE CARE - VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
Hospital Owner: Government Federal
Emergency Services: Yes

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Number Of Beds
Total: 469
Total Certified: 469

Process of Care

Heart Attack

Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

99.4%
Percent of Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge
This Hospital:

98.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

86.0%
State:

98.9%
Percent of Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge
Here:

98.0%
North Carolina:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.8%

Heart Failure

Percent of patients who were given an evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
Here:

100.0%
State:

99.5%
Percent of Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
This Hospital:

99.0%
North Carolina:

97.3%
Percent of Patients Given Discharge Instructions
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

93.8%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

100.0%
State:

99.7%

Pneumonia

Percent of Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival
This Hospital:

89.0%
State:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Whose Initial ER Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To Administration Of First Dose Of Antibiotics
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
This Hospital:

95.0%
State:

99.3%
Percent of Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)
Here:

97.0%
North Carolina:

95.8%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Influenza Vaccination
This Hospital:

99.0%
State:

95.4%
Percent of Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination
This Hospital:

98.0%
North Carolina:

97.2%

Surgery

Percent of Surgery Patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

98.0%
North Carolina:

98.8%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
This Hospital:

94.0%
North Carolina:

97.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
This Hospital:

96.0%
State:

99.0%
Percent of Surgery Patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot
This Hospital:

94.0%
North Carolina:

97.5%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
This Hospital:

94.0%
State:

98.4%
Percent of all Heart Surgery Patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
Here:

98.0%
State:

96.7%
Percent of Surgery Patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had hair removed using a safer method
This Hospital:

100.0%
North Carolina:

99.9%
Percent of Surgery Patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Here:

96.0%
State:

96.0%
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them
This Hospital:

98.0%
State:

97.6%

Outcome of Care

30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Attack
Here:

17.3%
North Carolina:

15.2%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

12.6%
North Carolina:

11.5%
30-Day Mortality Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

11.4%
State:

12.5%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Attack
This Hospital:

20.1%
State:

19.6%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Heart Failure
Here:

24.4%
State:

24.1%
30-Day Readmission Rates from Pneumonia
This Hospital:

15.4%
State:

18.8%

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