Inpatient surgical care: appropriate antibiotic before knee arthroplasty surgery (IDPH)

Antibiotics are medicines that can kill the bacteria that cause infections. Infections are a possible complication of any surgical procedure. For certain types of surgery, some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections, so selecting the right one is important. A higher percent may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of patients having knee replacement surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic before surgery.

Note: Because this is the first reporting period for this measure, we are not able to provide a graph with trend data. The percentages in the graph were calculated from data on patients who were discharged between October 2009 and September 2010.

In this case, a higher number is better.  

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 100
State Average 100
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2010 2011 2012
Northwestern Memorial 100 100 100
State Average 99 100 100
Source:Illinois Department of Public Health
Percentage of patients having knee arthroplasty surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic.