Get With The Guidelines-AFIB Infographic Text

Updated:Apr 2,2015

Atrial Fibrillation: We all know atrial fibrillation (AFib) isn’t a new problem, but it’s on the rise. By 2050, it’s expected to double. More than 2.7 million individuals currently suffer from AFib.
Problems That Build Up: AFib related problems affect both the patient’s health and the hospital’s budget.

  • Hospitals
    • AFib costs the United States healthcare system an annual $26 billion
    • Each hospitalized AFib patient costs an extra $8,700
    • Readmissions within 30 days of discharge can result in CMS hospital penalties
  • Patients
    • AFib patients’ health-related issues can be even more harmful
    • 3x more likely to undergo multiple admissions
    • 5x increased risk for stroke
    • 3x increased risk of heart failure
  • Regardless of AFib’s serious health implications, patient care isn’t always consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
    • Only about 50 to 60 percent of eligible patients receive anticoagulation therapy.
    • Such gaps in care result in serious complication, such as stroke.
Help Save Lives, Get With The Guidelines: Saving costs and lives, Get With The Guidelines-AFIB is helping hold hospitals to the latest scientific guidelines and changing the landscape in five main ways.
  • Patient Management Tool (PMT), powered by Quintiles Real World and Late Phase Research
    • Real-time data collection to show how your hospital is adhering to guidelines-based measures
    • Point-of-care education materials
    • Integrated decision support
    • Arrival, discharge, and follow-up care forms
  • Field Staff Support
    • 1-on-1 interaction
    • PMT support
    • Increased performance
  • Recognition
    • Public recognition for hospitals that achieve at least 85 percent compliance
      • Bronze: 90 days
      • Silver: 1 year
      • Gold: 2 years
    • Featured on the American Heart Association quality map and in the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals recognition ad
  • Cost Effectiveness
    • Inexpensive enrollment fee and available discounts for hospitals with multiple Get With The Guidelines modules
    • Reduced readmission fees and comorbidities
  • Education
    • Webinar access
    • Local workshops
    • Patient-education resources
Proven Effectiveness: Get With The Guidelines-AFIB is part of the Get With The Guidelines suite of programs’ rich data registry, comprised of more than 5 million patient records in 2,000 hospitals. Together we’re working to improve the quality and consistency of care.

Learn more about Get With The Guidelines-AFIB.