Percent of Surgery Patients with Appropriate Antibiotics Selection
Why Is This Important?
Surgical wound infections can be prevented. Medical research has shown that certain antibiotics work better to prevent wound infections for certain types of surgery.
About This Graph
This measure shows the percentage of surgery patients who receive the appropriate antibiotic selection. The graph compares UMass Memorial Medical Center performance with other Massachusetts and U.S. hospitals. Higher percentages are better. (Graph Data: Jan 2011 - Dec 2011.)
How Are We Doing?
We continue efforts to educate physicians on the current national recommendations for select surgeries. Our goal is to consistently meet these national guidelines 100 percent of the time.