A heart attack (also called acute myocardial infarction or AMI) happens when the
arteries leading to the heart become blocked and the blood supply is slowed or stopped.
The Appropriate Care Measure (ACM) is a patient-centered
composite score that captures whether or not a patient received all of the recommended
treatments they were eligible to receive, based on the specific condition.
A quality measure is medical information from patient records converted into a rate
or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients. You can use
this quality information to help you compare hospitals. The heart attack ACM considers: