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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||99%|
|Duke University Hospital||98%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||98%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges April 2011 through March 2012.
(1) The U.S. average includes all reporting hospitals in the United States.
(2) The N.C. average includes all reporting hospitals in the state of North Carolina.
(3) "Top Hospitals" represent the top 10% of hospitals nationwide. These hospitals achieved 100% on this measure.
Percentage of surgery patients whose preventative antibiotic(s) are stopped within 24 hours after their surgery ends.
In most cases, it is not necessary to continue giving patients antibiotics more than 24 hours after surgery. Antibiotic overuse can increase the risk of side effects and cause bacteria to become resistant to the medication.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: