A Hysterectomy is a surgical removal of the uterus and is a very common operation.
The uterus may be completely or partially removed, and the tubes and ovaries may
also be removed at the time of hysterectomy. A partial (or supracervical) hysterectomy
is removal of just the upper portion of the uterus, leaving the cervix intact. A total
hysterectomy is removal of the entire uterus and the cervix. A radical hysterectomy
is the removal of the uterus, the tissue on both sides of the cervix (parametrium),
and the upper part of the vagina.
The quality measures for Hysterectomies include:
* National average, state average, MSHA and facility data are for the period from April 2012 - March 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Hospital Compare, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which reports results from hospitals submitting data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Unicoi County Memorial Hospital (UCMH) is a newly added hospital to the MSHA system and their scores are not included in system composite scores at this time.
** MSHA Data is specifically for this type of surgery; National and State data is for all surgical procedures.