Hospitals can reduce the risk of wound infection after surgery by ensuring that patients receive the right medicines at the right time on the day of their surgery.
The appropriate care measure (ACM)
is a patient-centered composite score that indicates whether or not a patient received all of the recommended treatments they were eligible to receive, based on the specific condition.
A quality measure is medical information from patient records converted into a rate or percentage that shows how well hospitals care for their patients. You can use these quality measures to help you compare hospitals: