Percentage of patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operationWhy It Is Important
Normal wound healing after an operation is an important marker of good care. Patients whose wounds heal normally generally feel better and can get back to their daily activities sooner than those whose wounds don't heal normally. After an operation, patients often go home to recover and their doctor may refer them for home health care. One way to measure the quality of care that home health agencies give is to look at how well their patients' wounds heal after an operation.