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Surgical Care Infection Prevention clinical quality information

Healthcare quality monitoring and regulatory agencies have identified Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction), Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Cardiovascular Surgery medical practices as strong indicators of hospital quality. In other words, if hospitals score high managing these illnesses, it is highly likely their overall quality of care is also high.

Surgical Care Infection Prevention (SCIP)- Higher Percentages Are Better

(some of the recommended care given to patients if appropriate)

 

   

  July 2011 through

June 2012

Indicator

PHH  

Jan - March 2013

PHH

Top 10% Hospitals in United States

State Average

National Average

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

99%

98%

100%

98%

98%

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

98%

98%

100%

99%

99%

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

97% 98% 100% 98% 97%

Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery

100% 98% 100% 96% 96%

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

99% 99% 100% 98% 97%