Surgical Care Improvements

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Medicare Quality Measures: Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

SCIP is a national partnership dedicated to reducing the number of preventable surgical complications. SCIP includes a number of steps that surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and patients can take to lower the number of surgical problems. It is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in collaboration with other national organizations such as the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and The Joint Commission (TJC). The partnership’s main goal is to save lives by reducing the incidence of surgical complications by 25 percent by the year 2010. Below is how Holy Spirit Hospital performance compared to both national and state averages. This information is available at Hospital Compare.

Surgical Care Improvement Project National Avg July 2012 to June 2013 State Avg July 2012 to June 2013 HSH Avg July 2012 to June 2013 HSH Monthly for April 14
% of Surgery Patients who received Preventative Antibiotic(s) One Hr prior Incision 99% 99% 100% 100%
Preventative Antibiotic(s) Selection for Surgical Patients--Overall Rate 99% 99% 100% 100%
% of Surgery Patients whose preventative Antibiotic(s) are discontinued within 24 hrs after surgery 98% 98% 99% 98%
Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Serum Glucose 97% 98% 97% 91%
Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal 100% 100% 100% 100%
VTE Received within 24 hrs prior to Surgery to 24 hrs after Surgery 98% 99% 98% 100%

The Hospital Compare Parameters was created by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). Please visit The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to view more details about the compare parameters.

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