Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by making sure patients get the right medicines at the right time on the day of their surgery. These quality measures show some of the standards of care. Click here to learn more about how to prevent wound infections after surgery
The rates displayed in these graphs are from data reported for discharges October 2008 - September 2009. Timing of this information is based on release of information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Green is for scores equal to or above the state and national averages.
Yellow is for scores between the state or national average.
Red is for scores below both the national and state averages.
|Indicator of Quality||Maine Hospitals||US Hospital||MDI Hospital|
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|1.||% of surgical patients given antibiotic within one hour before surgery||97%||92%||95%|
|2.||% of surgical patients who were given the right kind of antibiotics to help prevent infections||97%||5%||95%|
|3.||% of surgical patients whose preventative antibiotics were stopped at the right time||95%||90%||100%|
|4.||% of surgical patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery using a safer method||100%||98%||100%|
|5.||% of surgical patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery||96%||88%||69%|
|6.||% of surgery patients who got treatment at the right time to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery||94%||87%||73%|