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Surgical Infection Prevention

Surgery quality measure focus on the interventions that are used to prevent or minimize infections in surgical patients while they are in the hospital.

Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery

Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better)

Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better)

Patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery

Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream – not a razor)

Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection

Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection

Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery

Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries

Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.

Report Date Range: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

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