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.