Surgical Care Improvement Project Quality of Care Measures - Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide care that’s known to get the best results for most patients. Examples: giving the recommended antibiotics at the right time before 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 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.
Tri-State Memorial Hospital scores higher in all areas than both Washington State and National average.
Tristate Memorial, Washington State, and National Averages
|Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery)||100%||98%||98%|
|Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection||99%||99%||99%|
|Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)||98%||99%||98%|
|Patients who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery||98%||99%||99%|
|Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic||96%||98%||98%|
|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||100%||98%||98%|
|Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection||98%||99%||99%|
|Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery||98%||97%||98%|
|Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery||99%||100%||100%|
*Data available on the Hospital Compare website is 9-12 months old. In an effort to keep you informed and reflect Tri-State’s current performance – we are posting the most recent quarter’s results.