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Clinical Process Measures - Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

Percent of surgery patients given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection

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Percent of surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)

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

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Percent of surgery patients who got treatment at right time (within 24 hours before or after surgery) to help prevent blood clot

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Percent of surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries

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Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery

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

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Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on them

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Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal

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Source: Medicare.Gov