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Outpatient surgical care: timely antibiotic before surgery

It is standard practice to provide antibiotics to all surgical outpatients within an hour before their surgery begins. This helps prevent infections that can complicate recovery.

About This Measure

This measure tracks the percentage of outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within one hour before surgery.

Note: In this case, a higher number is better. 

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 93
National Average 97
State Average 97
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 97 96 96 96 95 95 94 93
National Average 95 96 96 96 97 97 97 97
State Average 96 96 96 96 97 97 97 97
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
Percentage of outpatients who were given antibiotics prior to surgery.
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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