Antibiotic selection

What It Means
Percentage of selected surgery patients who received antibiotics consistent with current guidelines.

Why It Is Important
The goal of preventing infection with antibiotics is to select a medication that is safe, cost-effective and has the ability to affect most of the likely intraoperative contaminants for the operation.

Numerator Definition
Number of surgical patients who received prophylactic antibiotics recommended for their specific surgical procedure.

Denominator Definition
All surgical patients with no evidence of prior infection and a principle procedure code matching a list of selected ICD-9-CM surgical codes.

Denominator Excluded Populations

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