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Utah Hospital Comparison Report for Selected Hip and Knee Surgeries and Conditions, 2002-2004

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

Hospital Charges  |   Hospital Quality of Care  |  Hospital Patient Safety


The Senate Bill 132, Health Care Consumer’s Report, mandates that the Utah Department of Health make health care data more accessible to the public. This report is one of a series of mandated consumer reports intended to help citizens and their families become better informed, active participants in their health care.

Why is this important me?

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. Hospitals can vary, sometimes quite a bit, in terms of what they charge, their quality of care and patient safety.

Key Findings

How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals?

Average hospital charges for the hip fractures and hip and knee joint replacements in this report differed widely in 2004. See full text..

How did Utah quality of care compare with the nation in 2002 through 2004?

For in-hospital deaths, Utah hospitals did about as well as other U.S. hospitals with similar patients for hip fractures and hip replacements. See full text ..

Selected Hip and Knee Surgeries and Conditions in Utah Hospitals


Hospital Charges

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

Hip Joint Replacement*
Web page Excel PDF
Knee Joint Replacement*
Web page Excel PDF
Hip and Femur Procedures for Trauma
(Except Joint Replacement)
Web page Excel PDF
Knee, Lower Leg and Ankle Procedures
Web page Excel PDF
Fracture of Femur*
Web page Excel PDF
Bi-lateral Knee Joint Replacement (Both knees)
Web page Excel PDF

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.

Hospital Quality of Care

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

Hip Fracture* Death Rate
Web page Excel PDF
Hip Replacement* Death Rate
Web page Excel PDF

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.

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. 

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