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Quality Measures

Surgical Care

Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide care that has been proven to get the best results for most patients, including:

  • Giving the recommended antibiotics at the right time before surgery
  • Stopping the antibiotics within the right time frame after surgery
  • Maintaining the patient’s temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels
  • Removing catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner after surgery

Hospitals can also reduce the risk of cardiac problems associated with surgery by:

  • Making sure that certain prescription drugs are continued in the time before, during and just after the surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and blood pressure.
  • Giving drugs that prevent blood clots and using other methods such as special stockings that increase circulation in the legs.

Reporting Period: October 2014 - September 2015

Timely Surgical Care

Surgical patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection.

Cape Cod Hospital 99%
Falmouth Hospital 99%
State of MA 99%
National 99%

Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery)

Cape Cod Hospital 96%
Falmouth Hospital 100%
State of MA 98%
National 98%

Patients 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

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

Effective Surgical Care

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

Cape Cod Hospital 98%
Falmouth Hospital 100%
State of MA 99%
National 98%

Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 

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

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.

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