Quality Report: Surgical Care

The most recently reported performance data from the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) cover the period  through December 2009. During this period Lahey Hospital & Medical Center performed better than the average for all reporting hospitals in the US in 7 of the 10 quality measures.

 

Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time, within one hour before surgery.

 The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between July 2009 and December 2009.

Surgical 1 Outpt antibiotic right time
  

 

Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic.  

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between July 2009 and December 2009.

  Surgical 2 Outpt Righ Antibiotic
 

Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital and who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery. 

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.

 Surgical 3 Beta Blockers
 

 

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

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.

 Surgery 4 Antibiotic right time
 

 

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

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.

Surgical 5 Antibiotic right kind
 

 

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

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.

Surgery 6 Antibiotic stopped right time
 

 

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

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.

Surgical 7 Heart Surgery blood sugar control
 

 

Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery who had it removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream) than a razor. 

The data displayed in this chart are for discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.  

 Surgical 8 Hair Removed
 

 

Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries.   

The data displayed in this chart are for discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009. 

 Surgical 9 Prevent blood clots
 

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.  

The data displayed in this chart are from discharges that occurred between January 2009 and December 2009.
Surgical 10 Prevent blood clots right time