2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
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a. Does not include data from the U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands). The composite of eight recommended care components for surgery patients includes: (1) providing antibiotic within 1 hour of surgery (SCIP-1), (2) providing appropriate antibiotic to help prevent infection (SCIP-2), (3) discontinuing antibiotic on time (SCIP-3), (4) keeping blood sugar level under good control right after surgery for cardiac surgery patients (SCIP-4), (5) removiing hair from the surgical area using a safer method (SCIP-6), (6) ordering thromboembolism prophylaxis for prevention of blood clots after certain surgeries (SCIP-VTE1), (7) providing appropriate venous thromboembolism prophylaxis within 24 hours prior to and after surgery (SCIP-VTE2), and (8) placing surgery patients on beta blocker therapy prior to arrival and during postoperative period (SCIP-Card2).
Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: standard error.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.