Outpatients who received antibiotics before surgery
This measures the percentage of patients who are given an antibiotic within 120 or 60 minutes before outpatient surgery - patients who received surgery and went home afterward, not patients who stayed in the hospital as inpatients after 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.
Why is there only one graph?
Because this is a new measure, only a limited amount of data is available. As past data on this measure becomes available, we will add another graph showing our performance over time.
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