Surgical Care Measures

At Mount Sinai, we are committed to providing our surgical patients with the highest levels of care. There are recommended treatments for patients undergoing surgery, and the table below shows how well we follow those recommended treatments compared to the national average for all hospitals. These treatments have been scientifically linked to positive outcomes. Unless noted, a higher score is better.

SURGICAL CARE MEASURES

Process Measures Mount Sinai
July 2012-June 2013
National Average
July 2012-June 2013
Patients having surgery who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers just before surgery 97 % 98 %
Patients having surgery who got an antibiotic at the right time - within 1 hour of surgery 99 % 99 %
Patients having surgery who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 99 % 99 %
Patients having surgery whose antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery) 98 % 98 %
Patients having surgery whose blood sugar is kept under control in the days right after surgery 98 % 97 %
Patients having surgery who got treatment at the right time (within 24 hours before or after their surgery) to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery 99 % 98 %

 

Last Updated: 7/7/14