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Quality Measures

Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment

Because hospital patients often have to stay in bed for long periods of time, they are at increased risk of developing a blood clot in the veins (known as venous thromboembolism). Blood clots can break off and travel to other parts of the body and cause serious problems, even death. Fortunately, there are safe, effective and proven methods to prevent blood clots or to treat them when they occur.

The measures listed below show how well our hospitals are providing recommended care known to prevent or treat blood clots and how often blood clots occur that could have been prevented.

Reporting Period: January 2015 - December 2015

Blood Clot Prevention and Treatment

Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery.

Cape Cod Hospital 98%
Falmouth Hospital 99%
State of MA 95%
National 94%

Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Cape Cod Hospital 100%
Falmouth Hospital 100%
State of MA 98%
National 97%

Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it.

Cape Cod Hospital 0%
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 2%
National 2%

Blood Clot Treatment

Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time.

Cape Cod Hospital 96%
Falmouth Hospital 97%
State of MA 97%
National 94%

Patients with blood clots who were treated with an intravenous blood thinner, and then were checked to determine if the blood thinner was putting the patient at an increased risk of bleeding.

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 100%
National 99%

Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine.

Cape Cod Hospital 97%
Falmouth Hospital 88%
State of MA 89%
National 92%