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.
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.