Surgical Care: Antibiotic Within One Hour Before Surgery
What does it mean?
In order to prevent infections after surgery, patients undergoing certain operations should be given antibiotics within one hour prior to surgery.
Why is it important?
Receiving antibiotics before certain surgical procedures lowers the chance of getting an infection.
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of surgical patients who have received antibiotics within one hour before surgical incision.