Why Is This Treatment Important?
All heart surgery patients get their blood sugar checked after surgery. Any patient who has high blood sugar after heart surgery has a greater chance of getting an infection. This measure tells how often the blood sugar of heart surgery patients was kept under good control in the days right after their surgery.
What the Scores Mean
High scores are good because it indicates that more patients received the recommended treatment. Low scores may not indicate poor care, the overall quality of a facility in addition to individual category scores should be considered.
Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose)
is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
March 2008 through April 2009
|Hospital Process of Care Measure
||United States Average
||Rhode Island Average
Percentage for Kent County Memorial Hospital
|Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery
The data on this site is reported to the Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a quarterly basis. The explanation of the data is courtesy of the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, please visit the Hospital Compare website.