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Quality Report Card

Surgical Care

This data represents what percentage of the time MultiCare follows these actions in relation to the statewide average for Washington hospitals.


Timing of Antibiotic

Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time (within one hour before surgery) to help prevent infection.

Surgical Care-Timing of Antibiotic

Infection Control

Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection.

Surgical Care-Infection Control

Stopping Antibiotics

Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped at the right time (within 24 hours after surgery).

Surgical Care-Stopping Antibiotics

Glucose Control

Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar (blood glucose) is kept under good control in the days right after surgery.

Surgical Care-Glucose Control

Catheter Removal

Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery.

Surgical Care-Catheter Removal

Temperature control

Patients having surgery who were actively warmed in the operating room or whose body temperature was near normal by the end of surgery.

Surgical Care-Temperature control

Administering of Beta Blockers

Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery.

Surgical Care-Administering of Beta Blockers

Blood clot control

Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries.

Surgical Care-Blood clot control


Data represents discharges from the first and second quarter of 2012. Updated 12/17/2012