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Surgical Care Data

Outpatients

Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery)

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 98%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 98%

Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 98%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 97%

Inpatients

Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 98%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 99%

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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 98%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 100%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 96%
Iowa Average 98%
National Average 98%

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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 100%
Iowa Average 99%
National Average 99%

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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy Not Available*
Iowa Average 96%
National Average 97%

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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 98%
Iowa Average 97%
National Average 97%

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

Higher percentages are better.

Mercy 100%
Iowa Average 100%
National Average 100%
7/1/12 – 6/30/13
* No cases met the criteria for this measure.