Measures Related to Surgical Care

How Effective Ochsner Health System Treats Surgical Care Patients

Surgical Care Measures

Surgical Care: Percent of surgical care patients who received all recommended treatments based on their clinical condition:

  • Beta Blocker during the Perioperative Period: Percent of surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery. (Source: CMS)
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision: Percent of Surgical patients who received prophylactic antibiotics within 1 hour prior to surgical incision. (Source: CMS)
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients: Percent of Surgical patients who received the appropriate prophylactic antibiotic(s) for their surgery. (Source: CMS)
  • Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours: Percent of surgical patients whose prophylactic antibiotics were discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time. (Source: CMS)
  • Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose: Percent of all heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery. (Source: CMS)
  • Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal: Percent of surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream ñ not a razor). (Source: CMS)
  • VTE Ordered prior to Surgery: Percent of surgery patients whose physicians ordered treatment to prevent blood clots (Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis) when appropriate. (Source: CMS)
  • VTE Received within 24 Hours of Surgery: Percent of surgery patients who received treatment to prevent blood clots (Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis) within 24 hours before or after surgery when appropriate. (Source: CMS)