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Surgical Care Improvement Process Reports

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 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 100%
Kansas Average 100%
National Average 100%

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

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 100%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

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.

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

Lawrence Memorial Hospital 99%
Kansas Average 98%
National Average 98%

Higher percentages are better.

Why is this important?

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

Source: Hospital Compare, April 2014 through March 2015