Inpatient surgical care: appropriate antibiotic before surgery
Antibiotics are medicines that can kill the bacteria that cause infections. Infections are a possible complication of any surgical procedure. For certain types of surgery, some antibiotics work better than others to prevent wound infections, so selecting the right one is important. A higher percent may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.
About this measure
This measure tracks how often hospital staff gives patients the right kind of preventive antibiotic for their surgery.
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 measure, a higher number is better.
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