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2007 Utah Hospital Comparison Report for Selected Hip and Knee Surgeries and Conditions

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Welcome to the 2007 Utah Hospital Comparison Report for Hip and Knee Surgeries and Conditions.  If you or someone you know has had a hip fracture or needs a hip or knee replacement, you may find this report helpful when considering where to receive treatment. The Utah Health Data Committee has provided this information to help you choose a hospital and make other decisions about your health care.
For information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more, please visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Click on one of the links below to view hospital comparison information based on charges, utilization and patient safety.

Hospital Quality of Care | Hospital Patient Safety | Hospital Charges   

Hospital Quality of Care

Many factors affect a hospital’s performance on quality measures. Read more...

Note: The data include patients with do not resuscitate (DNR) orders and palliative care patients (terminally ill patients requesting comfort care only). Hospitals that treat a larger share of these patients may have higher-than-expected mortality rates but still may be providing good quality care.

Hip Fracture Death Rate
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Hip Replacement Death Rate
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More information about quality indicators can be found at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) web site. Other quality measures can be found at Hospital Compare and HealthInsight.

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Hospital Patient Safety

The following conditions are a few (but not all) of the complications that might occur after any surgery, such as a hip or knee joint replacement or repair of a hip fracture. 

Read more about risks after surgery (postoperative):

Hospital Charges

Many factors will affect the cost for your hospital stay. Read more...

Hip Joint Replacement*
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Knee Joint Replacement*
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Knee, Lower Leg and Ankle Procedures
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Fracture of Femur*
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Bi-lateral Knee Joint Replacement (Both knees)
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Note: Fracture of Femur - Most hip fractures involve a break in the upper end of the femur (thigh bone) near where it fits into a socket in the pelvis.

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Please be aware that information in this report is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  Always ask questions and seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment.


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