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MaineGeneral follows certain measures that have been shown to decrease the risk of surgical site infections. These measures include whether patients received preventive antibiotics within one hour of surgery, whether the antibiotics were appropriate and whether patients stopped receiving these medications within the right timeframe.
Number of patients per 100 who received preventive antibiotics within one hour of the start of surgery. The chances of getting an infection are lower if antibiotics are already in the blood before the surgery begins.
Number of patients per 100 whose antibiotics to prevent infection were stopped within 24 hours following surgery. Earlier discontinuation helps reduce resistance to antibiotics.
Number of patients per 100 whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery. Research shows most patients should have their urinary catheters removed within two days after surgery to help prevent infection.