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Surgical Complications

This section shows serious complications that patients with Original Medicare experienced during a hospital stay, and how often patients who were admitted with certain conditions died while they were in the hospital. These complications and deaths can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence.

Rate of Complications for Hip/Knee Replacement Patients

Rate of Complications for Hip/Knee Replacement Patients

The rates displayed in this table were calculated from Medicare data on patients discharged between July 1, 2009 and March 31, 2012. They do not include people in Medicare Advantage (like an HMO or PPO) plans or people who do not have Medicare.

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients shows a comparison for selected hospitals, and the U.S. National Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients. These comparisons take into account how sick patients were at the time they presented for surgery, as well as differences in complication rates that might be due to chance.

Rate of Complications for Hip/Knee Replacement Patients Compared to the U.S. National Rate.

U.S. national complication rate for hip/knee replacement patients = 3.4%

HOSPITAL NAME Better Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted complication rate is lower than U.S. National Rate)
No Different Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted complication rate is about the same as U.S. National Rate or difference is uncertain)
Worse Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted complication rate is higher than U.S. National Rate)
ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL   X  
LANSDALE HOSPITAL X

Serious Complications (From AHRQ)

Serious Complications (From AHRQ)

The rates displayed in this table were on patients discharged between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2012.

HOSPITAL NAME Better Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is lower than U.S. National Rate)
No Different Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is about the same as U.S. National Rate or difference is uncertain)
Worse Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is higher than U.S. National Rate)
ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL   X  
LANSDALE HOSPITAL X

Out of 3474 in the United States... 108 hospitals in the United States were Better than U.S. National Rate. 3184 hospitals in the United States were No different than U.S. National Rate. 182 hospitals in the United States were Worse than U.S. National Rate.
  0 hospitals in the United States did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.
Out of 156 in Pennsylvania... 4 hospitals were Better than U.S. National Rate. 136 hospitals were No different than U.S. National Rate. 16 hospitals were Worse than U.S. National Rate.
  0 hospitals in Pennsylvania did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.

Deaths Among Patients with Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery (From AHRQ)

Deaths Among Patients with Serious Treatable Complications After Surgery (From AHRQ)

The rates displayed in this table were calculated from Medicare and VA data on patients discharged between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2012. They do not include people in Medicare Advantage (like an HMO or PPO) plans or people who do not have Medicare.

In-hospital deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery shows a comparison between in-hospital deaths for selected hospitals and the US national rates among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery. These comparisons take into account the age of the patient, how sick the patients were before they were admitted to the hospital, if they were transferred from another hospital, and differences in mortality rates that might be due to chance.

In-hospital deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery compared to the U.S. national rate.

U.S. national in-hospital deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery = 110.25 per 1,000 patient discharges.

HOSPITAL NAME Better Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is lower than U.S. National Rate)
No Different Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is about the same as U.S. National Rate or difference is uncertain)
Worse Than U.S. National Rate
(Adjusted mortality is higher than U.S. National Rate)
ABINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL   X  
LANSDALE HOSPITAL X

Out of 3002 in the United States... 43 hospitals in the United States were Better than U.S. National Rate. 1831 hospitals in the United States were No different than U.S. National Rate. 70 hospitals in the United States were Worse than U.S. National Rate.
  1058 hospitals in the United States did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.
Out of 142 in Pennsylvania... 0 hospitals were Better than U.S. National Rate. 80 hospitals were No different than U.S. National Rate. 2 hospitals were Worse than U.S. National Rate.
  60 hospitals in Pennsylvania did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.

Source: The information was provided from Hospital Compare, a quality tool developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.  You may use the information in Hospital Compare together with the other information you gather about hospitals as you decide where to get hospital services. You may want to contact your health care provider, your State Survey Agency or your state Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more information. If you have a complaint about the quality of the medical care you or a loved one received at a hospital, first contact the hospital's patient advocate. Or, contact your state QIO. If you have other complaints about a health care facility, contact your State Survey Agency. Additional information about hospitals may be found on the state websites.