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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||99%|
|Duke University Hospital||98%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||99%|
The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 2011 through September 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 antibiotic(s) to prevent infection one hour before the beginning of surgery.
Patients sometimes develop wound infections after they undergo surgery. Those who receive a preventative antibiotic within the hour before their operation are less likely to develop an infection. Getting an antibiotic earlier, or after surgery begins, is not as effective.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: