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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||99%|
|Duke University Hospital||100%|
|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 treatment to prevent blood clots before or after selected surgeries.
Patients sometimes develop blood clots after they undergo surgery. This can limit blood flow and even cause a potentially fatal lung condition called pulmonary embolism.
Treatment to prevent blood clots -- which may include blood thinning medications, elastic support stockings, or mechanical air stockings that promote circulation in the legs -- should be given within 24 hours of surgery.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: