Joint Replacement Patient Outcomes


  • There are proven standards of care that improve your chance of having a successful outcome. Those standards are listed in the first column of the table below. Click on each term to learn what it means. The next column shows our goal, which is based on the national average from similar hospitals around the country. The remaining columns show a year-by-year history of how often Memorial University Medical Center provided these standards of care for hip and knee replacement patients. A higher score is better.

    Complications

    Any time you undergo major surgery, there is a risk of complications. We follow proven standards of care and go to great lengths to reduce the risk of complications. This table shows how often our patients have experienced complications after surgery. The first column lists the complication. The next column shows our goal, which is based on the national average from similar hospitals around the country. The remaining columns show year by year what percentage of hip and knee replacement patients at Memorial University Medical Center experienced a complication. A lower score is better.

      Our Goal 2016 Total  2015 Total
    Complication (click on each term to learn more)
    Blood Clots in the Hospital 4 1 3
    Hip Revision 1% 0.33% 1.09%
    Knee Revision 1% 1.88% 1.32%
    Infection Less than 1% 0.95% 1.19%
    Hip Transfusion 4.5% 3.56% 4.71%
    Knee Transfusion 0.44% 0.46% 0.44%
    Patient Satisfaction

    The scores below are based on responses from a sample of people admitted to Memorial University Medical Center for joint surgery. Patients are asked to rate the care they received using a five-point scale ranging from "very poor" to "very good." The numbers below represent the percentage of people who gave us the highest score possible, also known as the "top box score." In this table, a higher score is better.

    Overall Score
    Survey Question Our Goal 
    2016 Total  
     
    2015 Total 
    Pain Addressed Promptly 80%  85%  78%
    Overall Patient Satisfaction 80%  88%  83%