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In 1996, fewer than 2 in 3 patients were receiving beta-blocker drugs to prevent a second heart attack. In 2006, more than 97% of heart attack patients received these treatments, and close to every plan that reported on the beta-blockers’ performance had treatment rates of 90% or higher.

National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007; September 2007. http://www.ncqa.org/Portals/0/Publications/Resource%20Library/SOHC/SOHC_07.pdf

Reference

Title
The State of Healthcare Quality Report 2007
Publication Date
September 2007
Authors
National Committee for Quality Assurance
URL
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