Status: Baseline only


Reduce hospitalizations among adults with heart failure as the principal diagnosis

Baseline: 355.2 hospitalizations for heart failure per 100,000 adults aged 18 years and over occurred in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 319.7 hospitalizations for heart failure per 100,000 adults

Target Setting Method
Percent improvement


Many people die of heart failure in the United States each year. And over the past 2 decades, the number of people who are hospitalized because of heart failure has increased. Strategies to prevent and treat heart failure can reduce both the rate of heart failure and the number of hospitalizations due to heart failure.