Surgical site infections are common, often preventable, complications
that can occur after surgery. Bacteria or germs, which are present in the parts
of the body where surgery took place, cause these infections. Surgical site
infections are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and often lead
to longer hospital stays and increased health care costs.
The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality
partnership of organizations dedicated to reducing the incidence of surgical
complications and infections. SCIP has developed recommended surgical infection
prevention measures and guidelines to improve surgical care and safety.
The graphs below show Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center’s performance in following best practices (evidence-based
processes of care) to prevent surgical complications after the following
procedures: colon surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, abdominal and
vaginal hysterectomy, cardiac surgery (including coronary artery bypass grafts)
and vascular surgery.
A column with N/A indicates one of the following: we did not have enough eligible patients to report on that measure; CMS held the data for one or more quarters; results were unavailable for the reporting period; no cases met the criteria for the measure; or results could not be calculated for the reporting period.
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