This is a composite measure based on individual measures in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP). The composite measure is the proportion of surgical patients who receive all appropriate processes of care, as defined by the project. These processes include, for example, timeliness of antibiotics and the prevention of clots.
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Percentage of Surgical Patients Receiving Recommended Care
This measure reflects the percentage of patients who receive all of the appropriate care for which they are eligible. Data were collected by the hospitals according to data collection tools developed by the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program or related organizations. Quality performance information collected from the more than 4,000 participating hospitals is reported on Hospital Compare, a website tool developed by CMS.
Numerator: All surgical patients that have received recommended care as appropriate for the individual.
Denominator: All surgical patients from hospitals participating in the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) who are eligible for at least one of the SCIP measures.
This measure is calculated by the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality using data from the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Clinical Data Warehouse.