Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are infections that occur after an operation within 13 days (1 year prosthesis implants). At Bellevue, we collect data regarding SSIs to continuously monitor the outcomes of our surgical procedures. The international benchmark is 1.9% as per CDC.
We encourage our staff to report medication errors that occur on the units. We use this information to improve our internal process.
At Bellevue, we monitor fall events which are reported by staff. This rate represents the total number of patient falls over total number of inpatient visits during 2019.