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|Duke Raleigh Hospital||100%|
|Duke University Hospital||99%|
|Durham Regional Hospital||100%|
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.
This measures the percentage of surgery patients who needed hair
removed from the surgical area before surgery and had hair removed
using a safer method. Safer methods include electric clippers or hair
removal cream -- not a razor.
Research shows that removing body hair with a razor from skin in the area where the surgery will be done can increase the risk of infection. Electric clippers or hair removal cream are safer ways to remove hair.
Duke has enacted several initiatives to improve our performance. These include: