SCIP-INF-10

 

Even mild hypothermia-only 1.5°C below normal-can cause adverse outcomes resulting in additional hospital costs that average $2,500 to $7,000 per patient.1 During a typical surgery, 50% of patients leave the OR with a core temperature in the hypothermic range- <36°C/96.8°F-and 33% leave the OR with a core temperature of <35°C/95°F.2

Taking the steps necessary to keep patients normothermic during their procedures helps to:

  • lower wound infection rates by 64%3
  • lower myocardial infarction rates by 44%4
  • reduce the need for transfusions by 40%5
  • reduce time spent in the ICU by 43%4
  • decrease the need for assisted ventilation by 34%4

SCIP-INF-10:  Active Warming Required in Surgeries >1 hour

 

SCIP, the Surgical Care Improvement Project, is committed to improving patient safety by driving down postoperative complications, including Surgical Site Infections by 25% by 2010.

In 2009, SCIP announced SCIP-INF-10, an important change in hospital reporting requirements. As described by the CMS 2010 IPPS Final Rule, reporting of a new metric is required for all discharged patients who had a surgical procedure that lasted 60 minutes or longer.

Hospitals that successfully reported this data in FY2010 will receive an FY2011 inflation adjustment to their CMS payment level of +2.1%, while hospitals that failing to successfully report this data in FY2010 will have their FY2011 CMS payment inflation offset reduced from 2.1% to only 0.1%.

 

1 Mahoney CB, Odom J. 1999 Apr. Maintaining Intraoperative Normothermia: A Meta-Analysis of Outcomes with Costs. AANA Journal 67(2): 155-164.; Hall, M. c. Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Module 1: Infection Prevention, 2007 May. www.medscape.com/viewprogram accessed 10/30/08.

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