Inpatient surgical care: management of blood sugar after heart surgery
An abnormal increase in blood sugar levels post surgery have been associated with increased in-hospital complications, including surgical site infections. A higher percentage may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of care.
About this measure
The first graph below shows the percentage of cardiac surgery patients who have a controlled (good) blood sugar level at 6 a.m. on day one and day two following heart surgery. The second graph shows a trend over time for this measure.
In this case, a higher number is better.