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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||98%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||99%|
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.
The percentage of eligible surgery patients who received the appropriate preventative antibiotic(s) for their surgery.
Certain antibiotics are recommended to help prevent wound infection for particular types of surgery. By following current guidelines for antibiotic use, physicians can significantly reduce the risk of an infection after surgery.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: