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Surgical Care Improvement Process Reports

Surgery patients who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery to help prevent infection.

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Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Surgery patients who get antibiotics within the hour before surgery are less likely to get wound infections.

Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not Available
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Stopping unnecessary antibiotics reduces the risk of side effects and helps prevent germs from becoming resistant to antibiotic

Patients who got blood clot prevention treatment within 24 hours before or after certain types of surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not Available
Kansas Average 100%
National Average 99%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Blood clots have been found to be a significant risk factor for surgery patients. Effective treatment can reduce the risk of illness and death associated with clots.

Surgery patients who were taking beta blockers before coming to the hospital and who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not Available
Kansas Average 96%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Beta blockers lower blood pressure, treat chest pain and heart failure, and prevent heart attacks.

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not Available
Kansas Average 97%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Removing urinary catheters as early as possible reduces the risk of infection.

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery

Higher percentages are better.Why is this important?Removing urinary catheters as early as possible reduces the risk of infection.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Not Available
Kansas Average 97%
National Average 98%

Source: Hospital Compare, January 2015 through September 2015