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Preventing Blood Clots in C-Sections

Experts agree that women who have a C-section should be given medication or have compression devices placed on their legs prior to the C-section to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside the body. 

Hospitals report on their rate of newborn bilirubin screening and rate of implementing DVT prevention protocols.

 

Patients Included in the Measure

  • Inpatients (Patients who are admitted to the hospital for at least one overnight stay)

  • Adults