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Key Findings

 

How did Utah quality of care compare with the nation in 2006 through 2008?

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.  Rates and measures used are in parentheses. For more details, see the Technical Document.

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 Data”.

How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals in 2008?

Average hospital charges among adult inpatients for the knee or hip procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 200. Measures used are in parentheses. For more details, see the Technical Document.

For hospitals that treated at least five patients at the minor/moderate severity of illness level, average hospital charges ranged from:

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

Read more about bilateral hip and knee joint replacement in the Technical Document.

Note that many factors will affect hospital charges.  Read more in “About the Data”.

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