The data you see below comes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. The ACS NSQIP is the first nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. Hospitals that participate in NSQIP can compare surgical outcomes against other hospitals around the country.
Presbyterian Medical Center is a nationally recognized leader in surgical care. All surgeries involve risk and the possibility of complications. While some patients have higher risk than others, some of these complications may be preventable. Our goal is to reduce the risks and complications of surgery and demonstrate better results when compared with national benchmarks.
This is the percentage of patients that die from any cause during or within 30 days after general or vascular surgery.
30 Day Follow-up Morbidity
This is the rate of complications of care that occurred within 30 days of surgery for patients who has vascular or general surgery.
Postoperative Cardiac Complications
Cardiac complications refer to any surgical complication involving the heart or the way the heart works.
Urinary Tract Infection Following Vascular or General Surgery
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects any part of the urinary tract, consisting of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. The most common type of UTI is a bladder infection. UTI's are one possible complication of general surgery and vascular surgery.
Surgical Site Infection Following Vascular or General Surgery
The surgical site is the location of the incision to perform the surgery. Surgical site infection is an infection of the skin and/or tissue in or around a surgical wound site that occurs after surgery.
Pneumonia Following Vascular or General Surgery
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs that can be severe and potentially life threatening. Symptoms of pneumonia include coughing, fever, chills and trouble breathing. Sometimes the cause of pneumonia is unknown or it may occur as a complication of surgery.
Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism After Vascular or General Surgery
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis which can occur after surgery. The blood clots can pass from the veins to the lungs as a pulmonary embolism (PE) which can be life-threatening. Though not all PEs and DVTs are preventable, some of them are. It is our goal to minimize the number of preventable post-operative PEs and DVTs.
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