Infections are sometimes a complication of outpatient surgery. Antibiotics are usually given before surgery to prevent an infection from happening.
Certain types of infections are associated with certain types of surgery. Selecting the correct antibiotic is important in effectively preventing infections after surgery.
The chart below compares the number of patients who received the appropriate preventive antibiotic before their surgery at Cedars-Sinai to other hospitals in the nation and in California.
A higher number is better than a lower number.