Outpatient Quality Measures

The outpatient quality measures include care of acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) and chest pain for patients who are transferred out to another hospital and surgical care for those patients who have an outpatient surgery.


Heart Attack and Chest Pain

Quality measures indicate how many patients at Southeast Georgia Health System receive treatments commonly regarded as effective in treating or preventing heart attacks. We compare our scores to other facilities at the national and state level.
 

Heart Attach and Chest Pain Indicators Camden average (01/13-12/13) Brunswick average
(01/13-12/13)
Georgia average* (07/12-06/13) US
average* (07/12-06/13)
Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period 48 4 NA NA
Aspirin at arrival for heart attack or chest pain 100% 100% 94% 96%


Aspirin on Arrival
-This score shows the percentage of heart attack patients who received aspirin within 24 hours of arriving. Aspirin can help break up blood clots and prevent new ones from forming. It may reduce the severity of a heart attack.

Outpatient Surgery

Quality measures indicate how many patients at Southeast Georgia Health System receive treatments commonly regarded as effective in preventing a surgical site infection. We compare our scores to other facilities at the national and state level.
 

Outpatient Surgical Care Indicators Camden average (01/13-12/13) Brunswick average
(01/13-12/13)
Georgia average* (07/12-06/13) US
average* (07/12-06/13)
Number of records reviewed for these indicators during time period 38 632 NA NA
Antibiotic given one hour before incision 100% 98.6% 98% 98%
Antibiotic selection 97.4% 97.5% 98% 98%

* Georgia and US average percentages are delayed 9-12 months

Antibiotic Given One Hour Before Incision
-This represents the percentage of surgical patients who received antibiotic drugs one hour before the first surgical incision. Antibiotics help prevent wound infections after surgery. When patients receive antibiotics more than one hour before surgery, or after surgery begins, the drugs are not as effective.

Antibiotic Selection-This is the percentage of patients who received appropriate antibiotic drugs before surgery. Specific antibiotics are used to treat or prevent various infections. The surgeon must determine which antibiotics are most appropriate for each patient's surgery.