Inpatient surgical care: timely antibiotic before colon/large intestine surgery
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.
About This Measure
This measure tracks the percentage of patients having colon/large intestine surgery who receive antibiotics at the right time, within one hour before surgery.
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In this case, a higher number is better.