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Antibiotic received within one hour prior to surgery


This measures the percentage of patients who are given an antibiotic within 120 or 60 minutes before surgery. Medical evidence shows that patients who receive antibiotics immediately before their surgeries are less likely to get surgical site infections. This window before surgery is the most effective time for a patient to get antibiotics to prevent infections.

October 2011 - September 2012 data

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

Results over time

For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.

More surgical care measurements 

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