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.