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Beta-Blocker Therapy (i.e., Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, or Sustained-Release Metoprolol Succinate) for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) Prescribed at Discharge

Proportion of heart failure patients age18 and older with LVSD for whom beta-blocker therapy (i.e., bisoprolol, carvedilol, or sustained-release metoprolol succinate) is prescribed at discharge. For purposes of this measure, LVSD is defined as chart documentation of a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than 40% or a narrative description of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function consistent with moderate or severe systolic dysfunction.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 2438NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type: 
Measure Steward: 
The Joint Commission
Clinical Topic Area: 
Heart Failure

Care Setting: 
Data Source: 
Electronic Health Records
Paper Medical Records

ACP supports this measure because it is evidence-based, aligns with current clinical recommendations, and is low burden to physicians, as the data is automatically captured in the electronic medical record.