Surgical Care

Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by making sure patients get the right medicines at the right time on the day of surgery. This measure shows how often the hospital gave these medicines to its surgery patients within the defined time periods.


% of Surgery Patients – Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1hr. Prior to Surgical Incision – Overall Rate
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection – Overall Rate
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Prophylactic Antibiotic d/c w/in 24hr. after Surgery End Time – Overall Rate
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Cardiac Surgery Patiens with Controlled 6 a.m. Post-Op Serum Glucose
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – On Beta Blockers Prior to Admission Who Received a Beta Blocker During the Perioperative Period
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Who Received Appropriate VTE Prophylaxis w/in 24hrs
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Urinary Catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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% of Surgery Patients – Perioperative Temperature Management
Apr 2012 – Mar 2013

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The data above is from the most recent reporting period (April 2012 through March 2013) and reflects a rolling 12-month average. The U.S., Georgia and Grady hospital data is provided by Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA).

The most current data (Grady – 2nd Quarter 2013) is provided by the University Healthsystem Consortium.