The measures for surgical complications provide information about the problems developed by patients after having certain surgical procedures and how often those patients that were admitted with certain conditions died while they were in the hospital. These surgical complications can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence.
|Measure||Hospital Average||How this Hospital Compares|
|Complications for hip/knee replacement patients||2.9% Measure: Complications for hip/knee replacement patients|
Sample data was collected between 04/01/2011 and 03/31/2014
| No different than the National Rate of 3.1%|
Percentage of complications for hip/knee replacement patients, some of the complications include: heart attack, infection, pneumonia, serious blood clots, wounds that split open or bleed after surgery, replacement hip/knee joints that don't work, etc. Higher rates of these serious complications might be a sign of lesser quality hospital care.