Inpatient Surgical Care Improvement Measures

Patients who are having surgery heal better with fewer complications when they are appropriately prepared for surgery; monitored and treated for conditions such as diabetes or heart disease; given appropriate antibiotics to prevent infections from surgery; and treated when appropriate to prevent blood clots following surgery.

Cedars-Sinai's performance compared to other medical centers and hospitals around the nation and the state is highlighted in this section of the web site.  For more detailed information about specific measures, click on the links below.The links above show how Cedars-Sinai performs on these measures in comparison to the top 10% of U.S. hospitals.

 

Surgical Care Quality Measures:
Antibiotic Use

Cedars-Sinai (Jan-Mar 2014)

All Hospitals 

Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)

Top 10% Scored

Average

Preventive antibiotics given within 1 hour of surgical incision  Percent of surgical patients who are given an antibiotics within one hour of having a surgical incision

96%

100%

99%

Selection of the most appropriate antibiotic Percent of surgical patients who are given the most appropriate antibiotic for their surgery

98%

100%

99%

Discontinuation of antibiotics within 24 hours after surgery  Percent of patients who had surgery whose preventive antibiotics were discontinued within 24 hours of surgery

97%

100%

98%

 

 

Surgical Care Quality Measures:
Blood Clot Prevention Following Surgery

Cedars-Sinai  (Jan-Mar 2014)

All Hospitals Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)

Top 10% Scored

Average

Most appropriate treatment to prevent blood clots prescribed  Percent of patients who were given the most appropriate treatment to prevent blood clots, based on the recommendations of experts around the country for the surgery done.

100%

100%

98%

 

 

Surgical Care Quality Measures:
Additional Measures

Cedars-Sinai  (Jan-Mar 2014)

All Hospitals Nationwide*
(Jul 2012 - Jun 2013)

Top 10% Scored

Average

6:00 am post-op glucose monitoring for cardiac patients  Percentage of patients whose blood sugar was tested at 6:00 am for the first two days following surgery

92%

100%

97%

Surgery patients with appropriate hair removal  Percentage of patients whose hair was removed from the surgical site with clippers rather than a razor

100%

100%

100%

Peri-operative administration of beta blockers  Percentage of patients undergoing surgery who received beta blockers during surgery

98%

100%

98%

Timely urinary catheter removal

Percentage of Patients Whose Urinary Catheter was Removed within 2 Days after Surgery

98%

100%

97%