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DHMC Coronary Bypass Surgery Performance Results

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DHMC 2013 Top 10% Average
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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Number of coronary bypass surgery cases: Average annual number of isolated coronary artery bypass surgery procedures. 182
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SURGICAL PROCESS

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Use of internal mammary artery: Percent of patients with first-time coronary bypass surgery where internal mammary artery is used. 99% - 99%
OUTCOMES

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In-hospital mortality rate: Percent deaths occurring among coronary bypass surgery patients during their hospital stay. 1.5% - 1.8%
Return to operating room due to unexplained bleeding: Percent of patients who return to the operating room (OR) due to unexplained bleeding following initial surgery. 2.4% - 1.7%
Post-operative stroke: Percent of patients who have post-operative stroke. 1.5% - 1.5%
Post-operative renal failure or insufficiency: Percent of patients who have kidney failure or abnormal kidney function after coronary bypass surgery. 2.4% - 3.1%

Monitoring our length of stay is one way we evaluate and improve our services. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2013 Top 10% Average
NUMBER DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER SURGERY

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Average length of hospital stay: The average number of days patients stay in the hospital after coronary bypass surgery. 6.8
Days
- 6.4
Days

We ask our patients to rate our care as one way to evaluate and improve our services. A dash " - " means that there is no available comparison.)

DHMC 2012-2013 Top 10% Average
HOSPITAL STAY

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Overall satisfaction: Coronary bypass surgery patients rated all aspects of their hospital stay using a scale of Worst (0) to Best (10). Percent of patients rating a 9 or 10: 84
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Doctor communication: Coronary bypass surgery patients rated the communication of the doctors who cared for them during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 91
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Responsiveness of staff: Coronary bypass surgery patients are asked questions about the responsiveness of the hospital staff to questions about medications rating from Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 69
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Questions about medications: Coronary bypass surgery patients are asked questions about the responsiveness of the hospital staff to questions about medications rating from Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 61
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Nursing communication: Coronary bypass surgery patients rated the communication of the nurses who cared for them during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 78
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Pain management: Coronary bypass surgery patients rated pain management during their hospital stay using a scale of Never to Always. Percent of patients rating "Always": 69
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