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Colon Surgeries

Children's Asthma Care

Emergency Care

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Heart Attack Care

Heart Failure Care

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Readmission Rates

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The Colon, which is part of the large intestine, is a large muscular tube approximately
five feet long that aids in removing water from the body’s waste products.
Common colon problems include polyps (growths on the colon wall), diverticula
(small pockets in the colon wall), or tumors. Colon surgery is usually recommended
to remove tumors, large or hard to reach polyps, or diverticula.

Below are the infection prevention measures for colon surgery:

 Surgery Type

All

Colon Only

Preventive Antibiotics Given within an Hour of a Surgical Incision** (Higher Is Better)

99%

99%

98%

96%

100%

100%

100%

Selection of the most Appropriate Antibiotic** (Higher Is Better) 99% 99% 86% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Discontinuation of Preventive Antibiotics within 24 Hrs of surgery** (Higher Is Better) 98% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Continuation of Beta Blocker Medications for Eligible Patients** (Higher Is Better) 97% 97% 83% 0% -- 100% 100%
Use of Clot Prevention Measures 24 Hrs Prior to Surgery and 24 Hrs after Surgery if Appropriate** (Higher Is Better) 98% 98% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal Prior to Post-Op Day 2 ** (Higher Is Better)  97%  96%  92% 100% -- 100% 100%
 Perioperative Temperature Management ** (Higher Is Better) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

 

 Surgery Type

All

Colon Only 

Preventive Antibiotics Given within an Hour
of a Surgical Incision
** (Higher Is Better)

99%

99%

98%

100%

100%

100%

Selection of the most Appropriate Antibiotic**

99%

99%

86%

100%

50%

100%

Discontinuation of Preventive Antibiotics within
24 Hrs of surgery
** (Higher Is Better)

98%

98%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Continuation of Beta Blocker Medications for
Eligible Patients
** (Higher Is Better)

 98%

98%

83%

100%

100%

100%

Use of Clot Prevention Measures 24 Hrs Prior to
Surgery and 24 Hrs after Surgery if appropriate
** (Higher Is Better)
98%

98%

100% 100% 100% 100%
Urinary Catheter Removal Prior to Post-Op Day 2 ** (Higher Is Better)

97%

97%

92%

-- 

100%

-- 

 Perioperative Temperature Management ** (Higher Is Better) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

* MSHA and facility data are for the period from April 2012 - March 2013.  National average and state average data are for the most recently published period of April 2012 - March 2013. The national average and state average data are provided by Joint Commission Quality Check.

**
MSHA Data is specifically for this type of surgery; National and State data is for all surgical procedures.