Surgery - Clinical Data

Clinical measures have been identified by The Joint Commission as being important indicators of care quality.  A process of care measure shows how often hospitals give recommended treatments that are known to get the best results for patients.  Risk-adjusted mortality measures are a quality indicator of hospital performance.


Overall Surgical Care Improvement Project - Vascular Surgery

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the overall use of indicated antibiotics for surgical infection prevention.

Why it's important

Surgical patients whose use of antibiotics are managed effectively generally have better overall outcomes. 

Chart Source Data - Joint Commission #2

Overall Surgical Care Improvement Project - Colon Surgery

A high number is better.

What this means

This measures the overall use of indicated antibiotics for surgical infection prevention.

Why it's important

Surgical patients whose use of antibiotics are managed effectively generally have better overall outcomes.

Chart Source Data - Joint Commission #2