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Surgical Care

Surgical Care Improvement/Surgical Infection Prevention

Higher percentages are better (some of the recommended care given to patients only if appropriate.) 

Data below is current as of December 2010

Hospital Process of Care Measure
Rex Healthcare
United States Average
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery 93% 92%
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic 92% 94%
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 93% 92%
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection 97% 96%
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 98% 97%
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours of surgery) 94% 94%
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery 93% 93%
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) 99% 99%
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery 86% 89%
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries 87% 94%
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 87% 92%