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Key Findings


How did hospital charges differ among Utah hospitals?

Average hospital charges for the knee or hip procedures and conditions in this report differed widely in 2004.

For patients at the minor/moderate illness level, average hospital charges ranged from:

As expected, average hospital charges for patients treated at the major/extreme illness level and for bilateral joint replacements (both joints replaced during the same hospital stay) were higher. Read More in Technical Document

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

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

For in-hospital deaths, Utah hospitals overall did about as well as other U.S. hospitals with similar patients for hip replacement and hip fracture.   In other words, the percentage of hip replacement patients and hip fracture patients who died in all Utah hospitals combined did not differ significantly from that of similar patients in other U.S. hospitals.  
From 2002 through 2004, in Utah hospitals

When each Utah hospital is compared to similar U.S. hospitals

Note that many factors can affect in-hospital deaths at a particular hospital. Read more in “About the Report ”.


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