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Inpatient surgical care: treatment to prevent blood clots after surgery

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 give the correct treatment to prevent blood clots to surgery patients at risk, it may indicate that the hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About measure

This measure tracks how often patients having certain types of surgery received treatment to prevent blood clots in the period from 24 hours before surgery to 24 hours after surgery.

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

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
  2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 99
National Average 98
State Average 98
Performance Trend (Percent)
  2011 Q2 2011 Q3 2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1
Northwestern Memorial 96 96 97 97 97 98 98 99
National Average 95 96 97 97 97 98 98 98
State Average 95 96 97 97 97 98 98 98
Source:U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov
SCIP-VTE-2 Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery
Last UpdateMarch 31, 2014

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