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Antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end


Medical research shows that surgery patients who get antibiotics before their surgeries are less likely to get surgical site infections. However, continuing antibiotics longer than necessary can increase the risk of side effects such as serious intestinal problems. It also can cause patients to develop infections that are resistant to antibiotics. This measure looks at the percentage of patients whose antibiotics were stopped at the right time, within 24 hours after their surgeries.

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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