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Key Findings

 

How did Utah quality of care compare with the nation in 2003 through 2005?


For in-hospital deaths, Utah hospitals overall did about as expected compared to similar adult inpatients nationwide for hip replacement and hip fracture.   Utah overall means all Utah hospitals combined.  Measures used are in parentheses.  For more details, see the Technical Document.

From 2003 through 2005, in Utah hospitals

When each Utah hospital is compared to similar patients nationwide (based on a statistical test, the Exact 95% Confidence Interval):  

Note that many factors can affect in-hospital deaths at a particular hospital.  Read more in “About the Report”.

How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals?

Average hospital charges among adult inpatients for the knee or hip procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 2005. Measures used are in parentheses.  For more details, see the Technical Document.  For patients at the minor/moderate illness level, average hospital charges ranged from:

As expected, average hospital charges for inpatients treated at the major/extreme illness level and for bilateral joint replacements (both joints replaced during the same hospital stay) were higher:

Read more about bilateral hip and knee joint replacement (page 16 within document)

Note: Many factors will affect hospital charges. Read more in About the Report.

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