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-- HIV/AIDS: CD4+ cell count*

-- HIV/AIDS: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis*

-- Adolescent and adult patients with HIV/AIDS who are prescribed potent antiretroviral therapy*

-- HIV RNA Control after six months of potent antiretroviral therapy*

-- HIV/AIDS: TB screening*

-- HIV/AIDS: Chlamydia and gonorrhea screening*

-- HIV/AIDS: Syphilis screening*

-- HIV/AIDS: Hepatitis B screen*

-- HIV/AIDS: Hepatitis B vaccination*

-- HIV/AIDS: Screening for high-risk behavior*

-- HIV/AIDS: Hepatitis C screen*

-- HIV/AIDS: Screening for injection drug use

Perioperative Care


-- Perioperative temperature management - clinician-level (harmonization)*

-- Recording of clinical stage prior to surgery for lung cancer and esophageal cancer resection*

-- Participation in a systematic national database for general thoracic surgery

-- Recording of performance status prior to lung or esophageal cancer resection*

-- Pulmonary function tests (PTF) before major anatomic lung resection*

-- Risk-adjusted morbidity: Length of stay > 14 days after elective lobectomy for lung cancer

-- Risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality for esophagectomy for cancer*

-- Discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotics (non-cardiac procedures)*

-- Selection of prophylactic antibiotic - First OR second generation cephalosporin*

-- Timing of antibiotic prophylaxis - ordering physician*

-- Anesthesiology and critical care: Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) - central venous catheter (CVC) insertion protocol

-- Perioperative anti-platelet therapy for patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy

-- Use of patch during conventional endarterectomy*

Facility-level Surgery and Anesthesia

-- Postoperative DVT or PE

-- Protocol for glycemic control with IV insulin imple

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