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Quality Outcomes Data for Hip and Knee Replacements

Patient Care Outcomes Data

  • Average Hospital Length of Stay (LOS): 1.5 days*
    *National average LOS is 4 days for patients greater than age 75; 3 days for ages 45-54
    Source: CDC/NCHS, National Hospital Discharge Survey
  • Substantially lower 30-Day Readmission Rate: 2.54%*
    *Data for Medicare total knee or total hip patients; national average is 4.8%
  • Only St. Louis-area hospital among 97 in the nation that scored better than average for the least number of complications reported following joint replacement.
    *Identified by Medicare in 2015, first time Medicare has tracked outcomes of hip and knee replacement surgeries
  • Average Joint Class Attendance: 98%

How We Achieve Excellence in Joint Replacement Recovery

Comprehensive, proactive and evidence-based care practices that have been found to improve the quality and safety of joint replacement procedures include:

  • Identifying risk factors prior to surgery
  • Educating a “Joint Coach” caregiver to assist patients prior to and after surgery
  • Implementing Rapid Recovery protocols while in the hospital to reduce risk of complications and get patients back on their feet
  • Assigning an Outpatient Case Manager who proactively maintains contact with a patient following discharge from the hospital

Recognition for Outstanding Patient Care

  • The Hip and Joint Replacement Program is a designated Center of Excellence and has held The Joint Commission’s prestigious Gold Seal of Approval ™ since 2011 for demonstrated care quality and safety of its hip and knee joint replacement procedures.

  • The program is ranked as a “High Performing” program, the highest designation possible, in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals for Common Care” rankings for hip and knee replacement.

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