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Surgical Care Improvement Process Reports

Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 97%
Kansas Average 97%
National Average 97%

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

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 99%
National Average 99%

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 100%
Kansas Average 97%
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 98%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

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.

Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 98%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Certain antibiotics work better to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery. Surgery patients who get appropriate antibiotics are less likely to get wound infections.

Surgery patients taking beta blockers who remained on beta blockers before and after surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 98%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

If patients who have been taking beta blockers suddenly stop taking them, they can have heart problems such as a fast heartbeat. Staying on beta blockers before and after surgery reduces this risk.

Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 99%
Kansas Average 99%
National Average 99%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Reduced rates of infection after surgery have been found when the appropriate antibiotics are given.

Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery

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

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Even if heart surgery patients do not have diabetes, keeping their blood sugar under good control after surgery lowers the risk of infection and other problems.

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

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 96%
National Average 97%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

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

Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the O.R. or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 100%
National Average 100%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

Keeping body temperature near normal during surgery reduces the risk of infection or complication.

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2012 to March 2013