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Quality Measurements: Surgical Care

The following indicators are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to judge quality surgical care. These reports provide information about how Kent Hospital compares to other hospitals, both in Rhode Island and nationally, in the area of surgical care.

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Percent Surgery Patients:
Given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection
Who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection
Whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)
»Needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream-not a razor)
Whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries
Who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery
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.

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