Diabetic or kidney problems following surgery
After surgery it is important to manage patients' blood sugar and fluids carefully. This measure identifies patients who suffered uncontrolled blood sugar or harm to their kidneys following a wide range of elective surgeries. It is our goal to improve our patient outcomes and minimize the number of patients who experience post-operative physiologic/metabolic derangements.
Postoperative diabetic or kidney complications can be life-threatening and generally are not expected as complications of elective surgery. While some patients have higher risks than others, some of these complications may be preventable. A lower rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
This measure tracks the number of elective surgery patients who had Physiologic and Metabolic Derangements, which are diabetic and kidney problems, in the hospital after elective surgery out of every 1000 patients who had surgery.
In this case, a lower number is better.