Percentage of Surgical Patients Who Had Blood Clot Prevention Treatment Prescribed For Them
Patients who have had certain types of surgery* have a risk of developing blood clots. Blood clots can form in the lower legs or the lungs. This can be a serious complication of surgery.
When treatment for preventing blood clots is prescribed for a surgical patient, the risk of a blood clot is lessened. The prescription may include clot-reducing medicines, special stockings or mechanical devices to exercise the legs. The best period for preventing blood clots is in the 24 hours before surgery to the 24 hours after 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 in terms of the percentage of surgical patients for whom measures to prevent blood clots were prescribed.
A higher score is better than a lower score.