Surgical Care

Surgical Care

Surgical Site Infections (all surgeries)

The goal is to reduce the number of surgical site infections, improving surgical outcomes.

Mammoth_Hospital
0%

California_Average
.2%

National_Average
.4%

(A lower percentage is better)

Why is this important?

Surgical procedures can increase your risk of infection during a hospital admission, but there are interventions that we can do to reduce the risk of infection. A lower number of surgical site infections indicates compliance with evidence-based standards of infection prevention, including giving the right antibiotic at the right time.

Data available from the Health Research and Educational Trust, California Hospital Engagement Network, November 2014