Quality Measures: Surgery

Quality Measures of Surgical Care

Count on your surgical team at Mount Auburn Hospital to follow proven standards of care to reduce your risk of complications.
Safe Surgery Checklist

Trust that you or your loved ones will receive the right surgical procedure at the right site at Mount Auburn Hospital. Our surgical teams use a safe surgery checklist for every inpatient and outpatient surgical procedure. This checklist helps us communicate effectively and keep you safe before, during and after surgery.

Reducing Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are post-surgery infections at the part of the body where the surgery happened. Some SSIs affect just the skin, while others affect deeper tissues. Nationally, infections develop in about 1 to 3 percent of patients who have surgery.

Your care team at Mount Auburn Hospital takes measures to prevent infections. You can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following infection-prevention guidelines at home and at the hospital.

Orthopedic Surgery Quality Measures

During total joint replacement surgery, your doctor removes a damaged joint and replaces it with a new, artificial one. Total joint replacement surgery is most commonly performed on hips and knees to help relieve pain and improve mobility.

Effective Joint Replacement Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you or your loved ones benefit from total joint replacement care that meets national standards.

Complication Rate Following Total Hip or Total Knee Replacement

This data estimates a hospital-level, risk-standardized complication rate associated with elective primary total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty in patients 65 years and older. Complications such as joint or wound infection can affect medical costs and quality of life.

Mount Auburn Hospital: 3.4%
United States Average: 2.4%

Readmission Rate 30 Days After Hospital Discharge

This data reflects rates of unplanned hospital readmission within 30 days of being discharged following elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and/or total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Mount Auburn Hospital: 3.8%
United States Average: 4.0%

Cardiac Surgery

Your doctor may suggest heart surgery if other treatments haven’t been effective or aren’t good options for your condition. Learn more about the Cardiac Surgery options at Mount Auburn Hospital.

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