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Inpatient surgical care: treatment to prevent blood clots ordered

Certain types of surgery can increase patients’ risk of having blood clots after surgery. Blood clots and embolisms can cause serious health problems and even death. When hospitals have a high percentage of ordering treatments to prevent blood clots, it may indicate that the hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

For all patients who had the types of surgery that increase the risk of blood clot formation, this measure tracks how often doctors ordered treatment to help prevent blood clots.

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.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q4
Northwestern Memorial 99
National Average 98
State Average 98
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q4
Northwestern Memorial 99 100 99 100 98 100 100 99
National Average 94 95 95 96 97 98 98 98
State Average 94 95 95 96 97 97 98 98
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
SCIP-VTE-1 Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Ordered
Last UpdateFebruary 24, 2014

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