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Surgical Care Improvement Project Process of Care Measures: Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by making sure patients get the right medicines at the right time on the day of their surgery. These measures show some of the standards of care. Data from Hospital Compare: January 2012 through January 2013.



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

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

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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 surgery:

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

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

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Surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery):

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Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar kept under good control in the days right after surgery:

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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):

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

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Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery.

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

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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:

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