Blood clots in the veins and infections are two potential complications from surgery. 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. Hospitals can reduce the risk of blood clots by making sure that patients get preventive treatments.
Note: For all of these rates, be careful when drawing conclusions; small numbers of patients may reduce the reliability of the results.
Understanding Recommended Care Rates
Acknowledgement: The table format, measure descriptions and definition of “Achievable Benchmark” for the Recommended Care Rates were developed by the New Hampshire-based Foundation for Healthy Communities. The Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation Provided the data analysis. The Department of Financial Regulation expresses its gratitude to both organizations.
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