This doesn't have the hospital measuring results, they are just having the medical professionals check off that they have gone through the correct processes and procedures. You could have 100% accuracy in the guidelines and still die, success for the doctor, failure for you. Too bad.
Guidelines here: You can see how this is nothing to be impressed about. This is all indirect action, not results.
“The global expansion of our Get With the Guidelines program is the next step in our journey towards fulfilling the goal to build healthier lives, free of [CVD] and stroke,” Sidney C. Smith, Jr. MD, FACC, FAHA, FESC, past president of the AHA and professor of medicine at the Heart and Vascular Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a press release. “In the 15 years since we introduced the program in the U.S., Get With the Guidelines has proven its efficacy in transforming patient care and has improved patient outcomes, lowered health care costs due to reduced readmission and increased efficiency and effectiveness across the continuum of care.”
The process enables hospitals and providers learn best practices, translate guidelines to everyday care and report the results, according to the release. The AHA’s interactive Patient Management Tool is used to collect data and report feedback online.
“The Emirates Cardiac Society is pleased to support the [AHA] as it expands this evidence-based program to the UAE,” Abdullah Shehab, MBChB, DipMEd, MMEd, PhD, CCST, FACP, FRCP, FESC, FACC, FSCAI, president of the Emirates Cardiac Society, said in the release. “As the country looks to position itself at the forefront of health care provision in the region, it’s critical that we bring the right tools that will help curb the effects of the noncommunicable diseases — especially CVD — and improve outcomes for both patients and providers. We’re confident that Get With the Guidelines will play a key role in improving the health of our community.”