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Surgical Care

Hospital Process of Care Measures -Surgical Care

 

National Average

Tennessee Average

Erlanger

Data Collected

 

 

 

 

From

To

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

95%

96%

93% of 698 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

95%

94%

96% of 676 patients

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

95%

95%

98% of 159 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

97%

98%

96% of 346 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

98%

98%

97% of 360 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

96%

96%

95% of 325 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

94%

94%

97% of 120 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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)

100%

100%

100% of 543 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

92%

91%

87% of 187 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

99%

99%

99% of 429 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

95%

95%

100% of 171 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

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

94%

93%

98% of 171 patients2

4/1/10

3/31/11

2 The hospital indicated that the data submitted for this measure were based on a sample of cases.