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Quality & Patient Safety at Houston Methodist

Surgical Care Measures

Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)

How does Houston Methodist Hospital rank in the treatment of surgical patients? The information linked to below shows how closely Houston Methodist follows recommended guidelines for surgical care.
Source: Hospital Compare


Hospitals in Houston Methodist

  • TMHS
    Houston Methodist
  • TMH
    Houston Methodist Hospital
  • MSLH
    Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
  • MWH
    Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • SJMH
    Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
  • MWHH
    Houston Methodist West Hospital

Prevention Measures

  • SCIP Inf-1a
    Surgery patients given an antibiotic 1 hr before surgery to prevent infection
  • SCIP Inf-2a
    Surgery patients given the right type of antibiotic to prevent infection
  • SCIP Inf-3a
    Surgery patients whose preventative antibiotics stopped 24 hrs after surgery
  • SCIP Inf-4
    Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar was well controlled days after surgery
  • SCIP Inf-6
    Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safer method (electric clippers or hair removal cream – not a razor)
  • SCIP Inf-9
    Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery

Cardiac Incident
Prevention Measures

  • SCIP Card-2
    Patients taking beta blockers prior to surgery, were kept on beta blockers before and after surgery

Blood Clot
Prevention Measures

  • SCIP VTE-1
    Patients whose doctors ordered treatment to prevent blood clots
  • SCIP VTE-2
    Patients who received treatment at the right time to prevent blood clots

Hospital Compare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid created a consumer-oriented website called Hospital Compare, which allows you to compare hospitals across the nation using 26 quality measures. These 26 measures only concern heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and the prevention of surgical infections. Over 4,000 hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, have voluntarily reported data on quality of care. Above you can see how Houston Methodist Hospital compares to the state and national average. Hospital Compare can be accessed at www.HospitalCompare.hhs.gov or at www.medicare.gov.

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