Return to the operating room following vascular or general surgery
Patients who have surgery may have complications such as bleeding or infection that may require treatment in the operating room.
All surgeries involve risk and the possibility of complications. While some patients have higher risks than others, some complications may be preventable.
About this measure
This measure tracks patients who returned to the operating room within 30 days after general or vascular surgery, based on a sampling methodology developed by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP).
Note: While Northwestern Memorial results may be higher or lower than ACS NSQIP comparisons each period, our most recent performance is considered by ACS NSQIP to "need improvement" for this surgical outcome. Given the number of patients in the measure, the results are statistically lower than expected.
In this case, a lower number is better.
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