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The PHCQA Performance & Progress Report on hosptial quality

Prophylactic Antibiotic Discontinued within 24 hours—Other Cardiac/Open Heart Surgery

Patients who had open heart surgery other than coronary artery bypass graft and received appropriate medicine that prevents infection (antibiotic) and the antibiotic was stopped within 48 hours after the surgery ended.*

NOTE: Use caution when drawing conclusions when the sample size is small (generally considered 25 cases or less).