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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.

Note: In this case, a higher number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 95
National Average 97
State Average 98
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 93 94 94 94 94 94 94 95
National Average 95 96 96 97 97 97 97 97
State Average 96 96 96 97 97 97 97 98
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
Percentage of outpatients who were given the right kind of antibiotic.
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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