We look at several factors to come up with a performance score to measure how we prevent infections in our surgical patients.
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* Latest national data available (through 2011). National data is presented yearly
At Banner Health, we look at several different factors to evaluate our surgical care. They include:
- The number of surgical patients who receive antibiotics within one hour before their surgery
- The number of surgical patients who have their antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours of their surgery. Prolonged use of antibiotics is not generally recommended for surgery patients.