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There are 8 inpatient measures and 2 outpatient measures for patients who have undergone surgical procedures. We measure these indicators for the following in-patient procedures; heart surgery, hip and knee surgery, colon surgery, and hysterectomy. The goal for all medical facilities is to provide the care associated with these measures to 100% of eligible/appropriate patients.

 

CORE MEASURES: Inpatient Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

Prophylactic antibiotic received within 1 hour prior to surgery.
Getting an antibiotic within one hour before surgery reduces the risk of wound infections. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure surgery patients get antibiotics at the right time.

Prophylactic antibiotic selection for surgical patients
Some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure patients get the right kind of preventive antibiotic medication for their surgery.

Prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours of surgery
Taking preventive antibiotics for more than 24 hours after routine surgery is usually not necessary. This measure shows how often hospitals stopped giving antibiotics to surgery patients when they were no longer needed to prevent surgical infection.

Cardiac Surgery patients with controlled 6:00AM post-operative blood glucose
Any patient who has high blood sugar after heart surgery has a greater chance of getting an infection. This measure indicates how often the blood sugar of heart surgery patients is kept under control in the days following their surgery.

Surgery patients with recommended VTE prophylaxis ordered
Certain types of surgery can increase patients' risk of having blood clots after surgery. For these types of surgery, this measure tells how often treatment to help prevent blood clots was ordered by the doctor.

Surgery patients who received appropriate VTE prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to surgery to 24 hours after surgery
This measure tells how often patients having certain types of surgery received treatment to prevent blood clots in the period from 24 hours before surgery to 24 hours after surgery.

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
Making sure that certain prescription drugs are continued in the time before, during, and just after surgery can reduce the risk of cardiac problems associated with surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and blood pressure.

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Removing catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner after surgery reduces the risk of infection.

 

CORE MEASURES: Outpatient Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

Prophylactic antibiotic received within 1 hour prior to surgical incision
Getting an antibiotic within one hour before surgery reduces the risk of wound infections. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure surgery patients get antibiotics at the right time.

Appropriate antibiotic selection for surgical patients
Some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery. This measure shows how often hospital staff make sure patients get the right kind of preventive antibiotic medication for their surgery.

 

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