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Surgical Care Improvement Project

The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations focused on improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. It is a unique partnership that is proving to be a transformational undertaking in health care.

To monitor the quality of that care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures at local levels. We publish these quality measures so you can draw your own conclusions regarding your health care choices. Our comparison numbers are from Hospital Compare, an online tool provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. For additional detailed information select the "click for details" buttons on the left. The numbers used in these tables are from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 and include patients with Medicare, those enrolled in Medicare health plans and those who don't have Medicare.

Note: Higher percentages are better for all measures listed.

Click for details University 2 Trinity 2 GRUMC 2 Doctors 2 Aiken 2 Top 10% of hospitals
     
  Antibiotic given at right time -- Outpatient  
     
98% 99% 98% 99% 99%  100%
     
  Antibiotic given at right time  
     
100% 100% 98% 100% 100%  100%
     
  Timely halt of antibiotic  
     
100% 99% 94% 100% 97%  99%
     
  Clot treatment received  
     
100% 98% 98% 100% 99%  100%
     
  Appropriate antibiotic given -- Outpatient  
     
99% 99% 99% 100% 98%  100%
     
  Beta blocker users kept on drug  
     
99% 97% 94% 100% 94%  100%
     
  Appropriate antibiotic given  
     
100% 99% 99% 100% 99%  100%
     
  Blood sugar controlled  
     
98% Not Available2,7 92% Not Available2 89%  99%
     
  Timely removal of catheter  
     
99% 98% 96% 100% 100%  100%
     
  Patients warmed in OR  
     
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  100%
     
  Our Current Numbers -- Surgical Care  
     
     
  Hospital Compare  
     

2 The hospital indicated that the data submitted for this measure were based on a sample of cases.
7 No cases met the criteria for this measure.

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Updated: 12-13-13

 

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