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Table 5 Sensitivity and specificity of the method used.

From: Payment for performance (P4P): any future in Italy?

  Hospital N.1 Hospital N.2 Hospital N.3
  Sensibility Specificity Sensibility Specificity Sensibility Specificity
1. Aspirin prescribed at discharge 96.1% 100.0% 99.7% 100.0% 97.8% 100.0%
2. Beta-blocker prescribed at discharge 95.7% 100.0% 97.6% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3. Adult smoking cessation advice Counseling 100.0%
(68.9% for the research of Former smokers)
100.0%    100.0%
(100.0% for the research of former smokers)
100.0%
4. LDL cholesterol assessment 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 33.3% 100.0%
5. Lipid lowering therapy at discharge 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
6. Inpatient mortality 100.0% 100.0%     
7. Evaluation of left ventricular systolic (LVS) function (LVF Assessment) 99.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
8. ACEI or ARB for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
9. Adult smoking cessation advice counseling 96.3% (94.5% for the research of former smokers) 100.0%    100.0% (73.3% for the research of former smokers) 100.0%
10. Thrombolytic therapy administered 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 99.5% 100.0% 100.0%
11. Discharged on cholesterol reducing medication 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
12. Smoking cessation advice/counseling 100.0% (100.0% for the research of former smokers) 100.0%    100.0% 97.6% (100.0% for the research of former smokers)
13. Hip or Knee replacement Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Prophylaxis Ordered
99.4% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%