Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention

2017

Total Hip & Knee Percentage Compliance

Oct 01 – Dec 31, 2017

 

July 01-Sep 30, 2017

 

Apr 01-Jun 30, 2017

  95.3%

Jan 01-Mar 31, 2017

  98.28

All Ontario hospitals that perform hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, including Hotel Dieu Hospital, publicly report on their Surgical Site Infection (SSI) prevention percentage.

The goal of this patient safety indicator is to ensure that one of the most important steps in preventing SSIs is being used, i.e., ensuring that antibiotics are administered at a certain time just before a hip or knee joint replacement surgery. Studies have shown that antibiotic prophylaxis administration just before a joint replacement is a good way to reduce the chance of infection.

Please note that hospitals are not measuring actual surgical site infections.

The public reporting of this indicator will reveal the percentage of all eligible patients who get antibiotics at the right time, just before a “first time” joint replacement surgery. We are working towards full compliance of this practice in every hip and knee joint replacement surgery.

The public reporting of SSI prevention percentages is not intended to serve as a comparator measure among hospitals. It is about preventing and reducing the occurrences of hospital–acquired infections.

Public reporting of SSI prevention is another helpful measure to ensure the care provided to our patients is even safer and improves over time. The analysis of our SSI prevention percentages will provide us with helpful information that we can use to make quality improvements in our organization.

The public can also access these rates on the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) website.

NOTE: On the MOHLTC website, Hotel Dieu Hospital is classified as an Acute Teaching Hospital

Indicators for January 2016-December 2016

2016

Total Hip & Knee Percentage Compliance

Oct 01 – Dec 31, 2016

  100.00

July 01-Sep 30, 2016

  100.00

Apr 01-Jun 30, 2016

  100.00

Jan 01-Mar 31, 2016

  97.73

Indicators for January 2015 to December 2015

  • Oct 01-Dec 31, 2015 Percentage Compliance 100.00
  • Jul 01-Sep 30, 2015 Percentage Compliance  97.56
  • Apr 01-Jun 30, 2015 Percentage Compliance 100.00
  • Jan 01-Mar 31, 2015 Percentage Compliance 96.23

 

Indicators for January 2014 to December 2014

  • Total Hip Oct-Dec 2014 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Knee Oct-Dec 2014 Percentage Compliance 96.63%
  • Total Hip July-Sept 2014 Percentage Compliance 90%
  • Total Knee July-Sept 2014 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Hip April-June 2014 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Knee April-June 2014 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Hip January-March 2014 Percentage Compliance 94.7%
  • Total Knee January-March 2014  Percentage Compliance 93.3%

Indicators for January 2013-December 2013

  • Total Hip October-December 2013 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Knee October-December 2013  Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Hip July-September 2013 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Knee July-September 2013  Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Hip April-June 2013 Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Knee April-June 2013  Percentage Compliance 100%
  • Total Hip January-March 2013 Percentage Compliance 100% 
  • Total Knee January-March 2013  Percentage Compliance 95%