Measure Code: COMP-HIP-KNEE
Clinical Title: Hospital level risk-standardized complication rate (RSCR) following elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
Public Title: Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients.
Complications after hip or knee replacement surgery.
A high number complications related to surgery to replace a hip or knee may mean the hospital is not treating people effectively for these conditions.
- A lower score is better.
- The rate takes into account how sick patients were before they went to the hospital (it is risk-adjusted).
- Ratings include a significance test that makes us more confident the hospital rating is accurate.
- Figures presented are events per 100 cases.
NOTE: If the ratings are in proper case, they were provided by the CMS Hospital Compare file. If they are in upper case, they were calculated by
comparing the state and national scores to the facilities estimated range. For most indicators, the Estimated Range was provided by the CMS Hospital Compare file. If
the Range was not provided, it was left blank.