Inpatient surgical care: timely antibiotic before heart bypass (CABG) surgery (IHA)

Antibiotics are medicines that can kill bacteria that cause infections. Infections are a possible complication of any surgical procedure. When patients receive antibiotics within one hour before surgery, their risk for wound infection is reduced. 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 heart bypass (CABG) surgery who receive antibiotics at the right time, within one hour before surgery.

Note: Comparison data is not available for this measure. You can view results of other individual hospitals at www.ihatoday.org.  

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2010
Northwestern Memorial 98
Source:Illinois Hospital Association
Percentage of patients having CABG open heart surgery who were given antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection.