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Hysterectomy with Major Complications (Inpatient)

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman's uterus.

Although hysterectomy is generally considered safe, several possible complications are associated with the procedure. Major complications of a hysterectomy include heart attack, acute pulmonary failure, acute renal failure, blood clots, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, and sepsis.

Why is this Important? Every attempt is made to avoid post-op complications. For patients who are at a higher risk for a post-op neurologic or cardiac complication, pre-op testing is often completed prior to the surgery.

Is a higher or lower score better? A lower score is better.

Hysterectomy with Major Complications

How is this number calculated? The number of inpatients with a major neurological or cardiopulmonary complication after a hysterectomy divided by the number of inpatients who had a hysterectomy

Note: Midas comparative database are all sites across the country that use Midas as their database. The data results are pooled to give an overall comparison.

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Abdominal Hysterectomy with Surgical Site Infection (Inpatient and Outpatient)

Abdominal hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus and / or cervix through an incision in the abdominal wall. A physician may choose this method because the fibroid or mass on the uterus is too large to remove by another method.

Why is this important? Every attempt is made to avoid surgical site infection. Antibiotics are utilized prior to the start of the procedure, unless otherwise indicated by the surgeon.

Is a higher or lower score better? A lower score is better.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

How is this number calculated? The number of abdominal hysterectomies with a hospital acquired surgical site infection identified per CDC guidelines divided by the number of patients who had an abdominal hysterectomy

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Vaginal Hysterectomy with Surgical Site Infection (Inpatient)

In a vaginal hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix is removed from the vagina. This may or may not include the fallopian tubes. This is frequently performed on patients who have a prolapsed uterus or bladder (when the uterus or bladder have dropped down and are possibly protruding from the vagina). 

Vaginal hysterectomy is the most minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy. It is known to have a faster recover, less infection and less blood loss, because there are no incisions into the body.

A patient’s anatomy, extent of disease and other procedures performed concurrently are a few factors that determine is a vaginal hysterectomy can be performed.

Why is this important? Every attempt is made to avoid surgical site infection. Antibiotics are utilized prior to the start of the procedure, unless otherwise indicated by the surgeon.

Is a higher or lower score better? A lower score is better.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

How is this number calculated? The number of vaginal hysterectomies with a hospital acquired surgical site infection identified per CDC guidelines divided by the number of inpatients who had a vaginal hysterectomy

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