Surgical Care: Right Kind of Antibiotic
What does it mean?
In order to protect against infections after certain surgeries, not only should patients receive antibiotics at least one hour prior to surgery but the choice of the antibiotic must be consistent with current guidelines.
Why is it important?
Giving the appropriate antibiotic one hour prior to certain surgical procedures has been shown to reduce the chance of getting an infection after surgery.
What does it measure?
This measure is used to determine the percentage of surgical patients who have received antibiotics consistent with current guidelines and specific to their type of surgical procedure.