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The PHCQA Performance & Progress Report on hosptial quality

Prophylactic Antibiotic within 1 hour of incision—Colon/Large Intestine Surgery

Patients having colon/large intestine surgery who received medicine to prevent infection (an antibiotic) within one hour before the skin was surgically cut. *

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