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Surgical Care

Surgical care is evaluated based on mortality rates within 30 days for different types of surgery and the percentage of surgical site infections that occur. O/E ratios (Observed to Expected Ratio) are a way of comparing our specific, “observed” outcomes at NCH against industrywide “expected” outcomes. The O/E Ratio allows health care providers to gauge whether their observed outcomes for the surgery were better, the same, or worse than what would be expected given the existing underlying risk factors of the patient.

Key

Better Than U.S. Average At or Near U.S. Average Worse Than U.S. Average No National Average
or Too Few Cases

How To Read This Report:
An explanation of the scores and how the cell coloring relates to them.

Desired Performance

This indicates if a high or low score is best for this metric. In some case the desired performance will be neutral. In this case the desired performance is neither high or low and a color rating is not assigned to the statistic of that metric..

Measures

General surgery mortality O/E ratio Low   1 0.89
General Surgical Site Infections O/E ratio Low   1 1.21
Vascular surgery mortality O/E ratio Low   1 0.92
Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB) procedure mortality within 30 days Low   2 2.2
Coronary Artery Bypass (CAB) procedure mortality O/E ratio Low   1 0.99
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Last Updated 01/29/2010