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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.

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

 

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 99
National Average 99
State Average 99
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 99 99 99 99 99 99 99 99
National Average 98 98 98 98 99 99 99 99
State Average 98 98 98 99 99 99 99 99
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
SCIP-Inf-2 Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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