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Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by:

  • Giving the recommended antibiotics at the right time before surgery
  • Stopping the antibiotics within the right timeframe after surgery
  • Maintaining the patient’s temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels
  • Removing catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner after surgery.

Hospitals can also reduce the risk of cardiac problems associated with surgery by:

  • Making sure that certain prescription drugs are continued in the time before, during, and just after the surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and blood pressure.
  • Giving drugs that prevent blood clots and using other methods such as special stockings that increase circulation in the legs.

*Data reported is from the Centers for MediCare and Medicaid Services, July 2011 - June 2012

Surgical Care Measures*
Higher percentages are better 
Outpatients having surgery who received an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery).  
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection.  
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery).  
Patients who got treatment at the right time (wihtin 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clotgs after certain types of surgery.
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery.
Surgery patients who were given the right type of antibiotic to help prevent infection.
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery.
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.
Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery.
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries.