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Our Current Numbers - Blood Clot Prevention

To monitor the quality of care, we track specific quality measures and compare them to benchmark measures. We publish these quality measures so you can draw your own conclusions regarding your health care choices. For additional detailed information select the "click for details" button on the left.

Important Note

Hospital Compare numbers come from Hospital Compare, an online tool provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Current Numbers are compiled by University Hospital's Performance Improvement Office.

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

Click for details University: Hospital Compare Numbers, April 2012 to March 2013 University: Current Numbers 
Third Quarter 2013
     
  Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after hospital admission or surgery  
     
85%2 99%2
     
  Patients who got treatment to prevent blood clots on the day of or day after being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)  
     
100%2 100%2
     
  Patients who developed a blood clot while in the hospital who did not get treatment that could have prevented it  
     
23%2 Not available1,2
     
  Patients with blood clots who got the recommended treatment, which includes using two different blood thinner medicines at the same time  
     
72%2 Not available1,2
     
  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  
     
97%2 Not available1,2
     
  Patients with blood clots who were discharged on a blood thinner medicine and received written instructions about that medicine  
     
42%2 Not available1,2
     
  Comparison Numbers -- Blood Clots  
     
     
  How We 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.

Updated: 2-14-14

 

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