Outpatient surgical care: appropriate antibiotic before surgery
It is standard practice to provide a certain type of antibiotic to all surgical outpatients. Some antibiotics work better than others, so it is important to give the best type whenever possible. This helps prevent infections that can complicate recovery.
About This Measure
This measure tracks the percentage of outpatients having surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital wants to provide the most up to date data. For this measure, our data is from a more recent time period than the benchmark time period.
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.
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