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Blood Clot Prevention

At University Health Care System, patients are our priority, and we take pride in the care we provide. 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 choose the "click for details" buttons on the left. The numbers used in these tables are from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and include patients with Medicare, those enrolled in Medicare health plans and those who don't have Medicare.

Because hospital patients often have to stay in bed for long periods of time, any patient who is admitted to the hospital is at increased risk of developing a blood clot in the veins (known as venous thromboembolism). Blood clots can break off and travel to other parts of the body and cause serious problems, even death. Fortunately, there are safe, effective and proven methods to prevent blood clots or to treat them when they occur.

The measures listed below show how well hospitals are providing recommended care known to prevent or treat blood clots and how often blood clots occur that could have been prevented.

Note: Higher percentages are better for all measures listed unless noted.

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Top 10% of hospitals
  Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery  
93%2 99%2 89%2 99%2 88%2  99%
  Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)  
96%2 100%2 96%2 99%2 98%2  0%
  Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it  
9%2 Not available1,2 4%2 0%2 7%2  100%
  Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time  
92%2 100%2 98%2 100%2 84%2  100%
  Patients with blood clots who were treated with an intravenous blood thinner, and then were checked to determine if the blood thinner was putting the patient at an increased risk of bleeding  
100%2 Not Available 100%2 96%2 100%2  100%
  Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine  
89%2 100%2 88%2 100%2 100%2  100%
  Our Current Numbers -- Blood Clots  
  Hospital Compare  

Please note: The information presented on this web site is in no way a guarantee of results. Please talk with your physician if you have questions or concerns about your care at University Hospital.

1: The number of cases/patients is too few to report.
2: Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.



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