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Table 2 Performance in quality indicators in general hospitals over time [30]

From: National initiatives to promote quality of care and patient safety: achievements to date and challenges ahead

Indicator First Year Performance in the first year Performance, 2018
Primary coronary intervention within 90 minutrs in STEMI 2013 68% 91%
Statins in acute coronary syndrome 2017 90% 93%
Median time (minutes) to CT/MRI in suspected stroke 2015 55 29
Carotid artery imaging in transient ischemic attacks 2015 58% 83%
Hip fracture surgery within 48 h 2013 71% 87%
Prophylactic antibiotics in colorectal surgery 2016 78% 85%
Prophylactic antibiotics in hip fracture surgery 2014 66% 88%
Prophylactic antibiotics in cesarean section 2014 78% 95%
Risk assessment for venous thromboembolism 2014 62% 95%
Anticoagulants in women undergoing hysterectomy 2014 57% 96%
Pain control in the post-operative care unit 2016 86% 97%
Avoiding hypothermia in the post-operative care unit 2017 78% 91%
Median time (minutes) to triage in the emergency department 2017 10 10
Readmission to the emergency department 2015 5.6% 5.4%
Pre-partum steroids for women in risk of preterm delivery 2016 95% 98%
Avoiding hypothermia in neonates 2017 55% 71%
  1. Bold print represents substantial improvement in comparison with previous time point (see Methods section)
  2. STEMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction, CT computerized tomography, MRI magnetic resonance imaging