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

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 heart bypass (CABG) surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic before surgery.

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Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 99
Source:Illinois Hospital Association
Percentage of patients having CABG open heart surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic for the type of surgery to help prevent infection.