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The PHCQA Performance & Progress Report on hosptial quality

Discharge Instructions

Percent of heart failure patients or their care givers who were given written instructions or educational materials at discharge or during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activity level, diet, discharge medications, follow-up appointment, weight monitoring, and what to do if symptoms worsen. (CMS)

NOTE: Use caution when drawing conclusions when the sample size is small (generally considered 25 cases or less).