Certain types of surgery carry of risk of a patient developing blood clots.* Different types of treatment can be used to help prevent blood clots. Treatment can be blood-thinning drugs, special stockings or mechanical devices for exercising the legs.
The chart below reports the percentage of surgical patients who were given the type of blood clot-preventing treatment that experts recommend for their type of surgery.
The chart below shows how Cedars-Sinai compares with other hospitals that are accredited by The Joint Commission in the nation as a whole and in California.
A higher score is better than a lower score.