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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 April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2018.

The results show differences in complication rates for Medicare beneficiaries after hip and/or knee replacement. The results account for how sick patients were when they were hospitalized.

They do not include people in Medicare Advantage (like an HMO or PPO) plans or people who do not have Medicare.

U.S. national complication rate for hip/knee replacement patients = 2.5%

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 HOSPITAL   X  
ABINGTON – LANSDALE HOSPITAL X

Out of 3442 in the United States... 64 hospitals were better than national rate 2664 hospitals were no different than national rate 58 hospitals were worse than national rate
  656 hospitals did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing
Out of 151 in Pennsylvania... 1 hospital was better than national rate 124 hospitals were no different than national rate 4 hospitals were worse than national rate
  22 hospitals in Pennsylvania did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing

Serious Complications (From PSI)

Serious Complications (From PSI)

The rates displayed in this table were on patients discharged between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

The table below compares serious complications for selected hospitals and the nation among select patients. 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 that might be due to chance. 

They do not include people in Medicare Advantage (like an HMO or PPO) plans or people who do not have Medicare.

The national composite value for serious complications = 1.00

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 HOSPITAL   X  
ABINGTON – LANSDALE HOSPITAL X

Out of 3305 in the United States... 94 hospitals were better than national value 3009 hospitals were no different than national value 202 hospitals were worse than national value
  0 hospitals in the United States did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.
Out of 152 in Pennsylvania... 5 hospitals were better than national value 139 hospitals were no different than national value 8 hospitals were worse than national value
  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 PSI)

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

The rates displayed in this table were calculated from Medicare and VA data on patients discharged between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

The table below compares in-hospital deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery for selected hospitals and the nation. 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.
They do not include people in Medicare Advantage (like an HMO or PPO) plans or people who do not have Medicare.

The national rate of in-hospital deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery = 163.01 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 HOSPITAL    X  
ABINGTON – LANSDALE HOSPITAL Number of Cases Too Small

Out of 2748 in the United States... 45 hospitals were better than national rate 1689 hospitals were no different than national rate 65 hospitals were worse than national rate
  1037 hospitals in the United States did not have enough cases to reliably tell how well they are performing.
Out of 128 in Pennsylvania... 2 hospitals were better than national rate 75 hospitals were no different than national rate 1 hospital was worse than national rate
  50 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.