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Inpatient surgical care: timely antibiotic before surgery

Antibiotics are medicines that can kill bacteria that cause infections. Infections are a possible complication of any surgical procedure. When patients receive antibiotics within one hour before surgery, their risk for wound infection is reduced. A higher percent may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

 

About this measure

This measure tracks the percent of surgery patients who receive antibiotics at the right time (within one hour prior to surgery).

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

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 97
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 95 97 96 96 96 97 97 97
National Average 98 98 98 98 98 98 99 99
State Average 98 98 98 98 99 99 99 99
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
SCIP-Inf-1 Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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