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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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State Variation: Surgical Infection Prevention, 2005

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Bar chart shows percent of adult surgical patients who received appropriate timing of antibiotics to prevent infections (Comprised of two indicators before and after surgery).

  • Best state: 90%
  • Top 5 states average: 85%
  • All states median: 70%
  • Bottom 5 states average: 57%
  • Worst state: 50%

Data: 2005 CMS Hospital Compare
Source: Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Health System Performance, 2007

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