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Blood clot prevention treament received within 24 hours before or after surgery

When people don't move for a long time, such as on a cross-ocean plane trip or after some types of surgeries, they are more likely to develop a dangerous blood clot in deep veins of the body. Those blood clots can break loose and travel through the bloodstream to vital organs such as the lungs, where they can cause serious damage. To help prevent blood clots after surgery, doctors can order treatments such as blood-thinning medications. However, the treatments need to be started at the right time, usually beginning 24 hours before surgery and ending 24 hours after surgery. This shows the percentage of patients who receive treatments at the right time to prevent blood clots.

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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