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Table 1 General Service quality measures for the Turkish Hospital and the Hospital sector of USA (2011)

From: Opportunities for reproductive tourism: cost and quality advantages of Turkey in the provision of in-vitro Fertilization (IVF) services

Indicator of clinical service quality Turkish hospital* US hospital sector*
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) (per 1000 catheter days) 2.2 2.4
Catheter related blood stream infections (per 1000 catheter days) 0.7 1.8
Patient Falls (Per 1000 Inpatient Days) 0.6 1.3–8.9
Pressure Ulcer (Per 1000 Inpatient Days) 0.6 5.2
Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within 1 h Prior to Surgical Incision 99.4 --
Prophylactic Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 h After Surgery End Time 97.3 --
  1. *Source: the target hospital in Turkey and general quality outcomes for short-stay hospitals in the USA