Outpatients who received the most appropriate antibiotics
This measures the percentage of patients who received the proper type of antibiotic medication before outpatient surgery - patients who received surgery and went home afterward, not patients who stayed in the hospital as inpatients after surgery. Medical research has shown that certain antibiotics work better to prevent surgical site infections for certain types of surgery. Hospital staff should make sure patients get the antibiotic that works best for their type of surgery.
October 2011 - September 2012 data
For the above graph: Higher ↑ performance is better.
Why is there only one graph?
Because this is a new measure, only a limited amount of data is available. As past data on this measure becomes available, we will add another graph showing our performance over time.
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