Clinical Quality & Safety

Caring for your Eyes

Based on Malaysia National Eye Survey II 2014 report, cataract is the most common cause of blindness. The good news is this is preventable. SJMC’s highly experienced eye surgeons offer cataract surgery.

To measure the quality of cataract surgery, SJMC monitors the percentage of patients without ocular co-morbidity who obtained visual acuity of 6/12 or better within (≤) 3 months following cataract surgery.


SJMC’s clinical outcome for visual success is comparable to published literature from US, UK and Singapore and meets the target of 90% recommended in the Malaysian Hospital Accreditation Standards and Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) Principles of Preferred Practice in Cataract Surgery 2017.

Percentage of patients without ocular co-morbidity obtained visual acuity of 6/12 or better within (≤) 3 months
following cataract surgery (A higher rate is better)

Our rate for Jan 2021 to Oct 2021 Indicator Description Healthcare industry published rates
98% Percentage of patients without pre-existing ocular co-morbidity obtained visual acuity of 6/12 or better within (≤) 3 months following cataract surgery >90%
Malaysian Society for Quality in Health Hospital Accreditation Standards and Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) Principles of Preferred Practice in Cataract Surgery 2017.

Hand Hygiene Indicators

We aim to minimise the risk of infection to patients, staff and visitors that come to our hospital.

What SJMC does to reduce your risk

SJMC has programmes in place to detect and prevent infections that are common within hospitals. Visitors to SJMC are encouraged through appropriate signages to use antiseptic hand rub located throughout the hospital.

What you can do to regduce your risk

There are several ways you can assist in preventing an infection:

  • Always wash your hands after using the toilet, bedpan or a commode
  • Wash or clean your hands before eating
  • Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or staff caring for you, if they have washed their hands
  • Avoid touching your wound or devices (for example, fluid tubes into your arm or drain tubes)
  • Let the care staff know if your wound or areas around any of the lines or tubes become red or swollen or painful
  • Discourage visitors who may be feeling unwell
  • Stop smoking before any surgery, as smoking increases the risk of infection

One of the most effective ways to prevent infection spreading amongst patients is for all health professionals to wash their hands. Hand hygiene is conducted in accordance with the ‘five moments’ that are: before touching a patient; before a procedure; after a procedure; after touching a patient; and after touching a patient’s environment.

SJMC participates in the WHO hand hygiene strategy, and hand hygiene audits are conducted regularly.

Hand hygiene compliance is reported as the percentage of correct moments from all observed moments.

Hand Hygiene compliance (A higher rate is better)

Our rate Indicator Description Healthcare industry published rates
Average for 2021
94%
Overall Hand Hygiene Compliance (a higher rate is better) Malaysia Patient Safety Goals target. 75%