Surgery Patients Whose Doctors Ordered

Treatments To Prevent Blood Clots (Venous

Thromboembolism) For Certain Types

of Surgery


Surgery Patients Whose Doctors Ordered Treatments To Prevent Blood Clots (Venous Thromboembolism) For Certain Types of Surgery

Year Kansas Rate US Rate Iowa Rate
2007 77% 80% 81%
2008 82% 84% 84%
2009 86% 88% 85%
Demographic Group: Surgery patients.
Data Source: HHS – Hospital Compare Database
http://www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov/
Numerator: Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots (venous thromboembolism) for certain types of surgery.
Denominator: Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments or did not order treatments to prevent blood clots (venous thromboembolism) for certain types of surgery.
Unit: percentage
Notes: 2007 runs from 07/2006 - 06/2007
2008 runs from 07/2007 - 06/2008
2009 runs from 07/2008 - 06/2009
Change Log: 3/26/2009
  • Source citing was removed from the chart image and placed in the footnotes.
  • Iowa state benchmark data was added to the data table and chart (represented in green).
  • Colorado data was removed from the data table and chart.

5/28/2009

  • A footer table was created consisting of demographic group, source citing, numerator, denominator, notes, and change log information.
  • Data for 2008 was added to the chart and data table.

5/7/2010

  • Data for 2009 was added to chart and table.