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 2004 through 2006, in Utah hospitals
- 10 (0.2%) of 5,703 hip replacement patients died (AHRQ IQI 14).
- 149 (3.0%) of 4,973 hip fracture patients died (AHRQ IQI 19).
When each Utah hospital is compared to similar patients nationwide (based on a statistical test, the Exact 95% Confidence Interval):
- Utah overall had about the same percentage of in-hospital hip replacement deaths as expected for their patients’ age, gender and how ill the patients were), as did all Utah hospitals that treated at least 30 of these patients from 2004 through 2006. 17 of the 23 hospitals had no in-hospital deaths among these patients from 2004 through 2006.
- Utah overall had about the same percentage of in-hospital deaths among hip fracture patients. Most hospitals had about the same percentage of in-hospital hip fracture deaths for their patient’s age, sex and how sick the patients were. One hospital had a lower than expected percentage and two hospitals had a higher than expected percentage.
Note that many factors can affect in-hospital deaths at a particular hospital. Read more in “About the Report”.
Average hospital charges among adult inpatients for the knee or hip procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 2006. 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:
- $20,868 to $42,872 among 26 Utah hospitals that reported charges for hip joint replacement patients (APR-DRG 301).
- $19,865 to $43,567 among 27 Utah hospitals that reported charges for knee joint replacement (APR-DRG 302).
- $1,800 to $9,433 among 33 Utah hospitals that reported charges for fracture of femur (APR-DRG 340). Most hip fractures are actually breaks in the femur’s neck, near where it fits into a cup in the pelvis.
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:
- 327 patients had bilateral knee joint replacement or about 5% of all knee replacement patients.
- 16 patients had bilateral hip joint replacement or about 0.5% of all hip replacement patients.
Note that many factors will affect hospital charges. Read more in “About the Report”.