Aspirin prescribed at discharge

What It Means
The percentage of patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction who were prescribed aspirin at hospital discharge.

Why It Is Important
Clinical evidence shows that long-term use of aspirin after AMI reduces the risk of non-fatal heart attacks, non-fatal strokes and death.

Numerator Definition
Patients with AMI who are prescribed aspirin at hospital discharge

Denominator Definition
Patients with AMI without aspirin contraindications

Denominator Excluded Populations