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August 24, 2015

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Quality of Trauma in Adult Care (QTAC) Team, University of Calgary 
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Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® 
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter: percentage of calendar months during the reporting period during which patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of nonvalvular AF or atrial flutter, receiving warfarin therapy, have at least one INR measurement made.
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of nonvalvular AF or atrial flutter in whom assessment of all of the specified thromboembolic risk factors using the CHADS2 risk criteria is documented.
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) and atrial flutter: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of nonvalvular AF or atrial flutter whose assessment of the specified thromboembolism risk factors indicate one or more high-risk factors or more than one moderate risk factor, as determined by CHADS2 risk stratification, who are prescribed warfarin OR another oral anticoagulant drug that is FDA approved for the prevention of thromboembolism.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period and with results of an evaluation of level of activity AND an evaluation of presence or absence of anginal symptoms, with appropriate management of anginal symptoms (evaluation of level of activity and symptoms includes no report of anginal symptoms OR evaluation of level of activity and symptoms includes report of anginal symptoms and a plan of care is documented to achieve control of anginal symptoms).
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period for whom there are documented results of an evaluation of level of activity AND an evaluation of presence or absence of anginal symptoms in the medical record.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who also have diabetes or a current of prior LVEF less than 40% who were prescribed ACE inhibitor or ARB therapy.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who have a LDL-C result less than 100 mg/dL OR patients who have a LDL-C result greater than or equal to 100 mg/dL and have a documented plan of care to achieve LDL-C less than 100 mg/dL, including at a minimum the prescription of a statin.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who were prescribed aspirin or clopidogrel.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period who were screened for tobacco use AND who received tobacco cessation counseling intervention if identified as a tobacco user.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of coronary artery disease seen within a 12 month period with a blood pressure less than 140/90 mm Hg OR patients with a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg and prescribed 2 or more anti-hypertensive medications during the most recent office visit.
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Chronic stable coronary artery disease: percentage of patients in an outpatient clinical practice who have had a qualifying event during the previous 12 months who have been referred to an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program.
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Heart failure: percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure and with quantitative results of an evaluation of both level of activity AND clinical symptoms documented in which patient symptoms have improved or remained consistent with treatment goals since last assessment OR patient symptoms have demonstrated clinically important deterioration since last assessment with a documented plan of care.
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Heart failure: percentage of patient visits for those patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure with quantitative results of an evaluation of both current level of activity and clinical symptoms documented.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure for whom the quantitative or qualitative results of a recent or prior (any time in the past) LVEF assessment is documented within a 12 month period.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure who were provided with self-care education on three or more elements of education during one or more visits within a 12 month period.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of heart failure with current LVEF less than or equal to 35% despite ACE inhibitor/ARB and beta-blocker therapy for at least three months who were counseled regarding implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation as a treatment option for the prophylaxis of sudden death.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure with documentation in the hospital record of the results of a LVEF assessment that was performed either before arrival or during hospitalization, OR documentation in the hospital record that LVEF assessment is planned for after discharge.
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Heart failure: percentage of patients, regardless of age, discharged from an inpatient facility to ambulatory care or home health care with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure for whom a follow up appointment was scheduled and documented including location, date and time for a follow-up office visit, or home health visit (as specified).
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Hypertension: percentage of patients aged 18 years and older with a diagnosis of hypertension seen within a 12 month period with a blood pressure less than 140/90 mm Hg OR patients with a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140/90 mm Hg and prescribed 2 or more anti-hypertensive medications during the most recent office visit.