Bilateral Knee Joint Replacement
(APR-DRG 302, ICD-9-CM Procedure Code 81.54)
  Average Hospital Charges, 2004
  Level of Illness
  Minor/Moderate Major/Extreme
Hospital  Patients Average Charge Patients Average Charge
Utah Overall, Include High Outliers 336 $42,290 15 $51,557
State average hospital length of stay
Minor/Moderate is 4.9 days with outliers
Major/Extreme is 7.1 days with outliers
Some patients can have bilateral knee joint replacements, that is, both right and left knee joint replacement surgeries during a single hospital stay. Read More in Technical Document
Bilateral Hip Joint Replacement 
(APR-DRG 301, ICD-9-CM Procedure Code 81.51)
  Average Hospital Charges, 2004
  Level of Illness
  Minor/Moderate Major/Extreme
Hospital  Patients Average Charge Patients Average Charge
Utah Overall, Include High Outliers 7 $53,633 9 $54,565
State average hospital length of stay
Minor/Moderate is 8.4 days 
Major/Extreme is 8.7 days 
Though less common than bilateral knee joint replacement, some patients can have bilateral hip joint replacements, that is, both right and left hip joint replacement surgeries during a single hospital stay. Read More in Technical Document
Level of Illness: Compared to patients with minor/moderate level of illness, patients with major/extreme level of illness are likely to have more serious hip and knee problems and other serious conditions that require more complex treatment.   
Average Charge: The average dollars for hospital services for which patients were billed at a particular hospital.  The charge does not include physicians' professional fees or patient personal costs.