Joint Replacement Patient Outcomes


  • At Memorial Bone & Joint, we proudly share our medical outcomes and patient feedback. The tables below list the most current data that we have available.

    Joint Replacement Volume
    This table represents surgeries performed in 2013. It is important to choose a facility that is experienced in the joint replacement process and performs a high volume of hip and knee replacement surgeries.

    Primary Hip Replacement Hip is being replaced for the first time. 377
    Primary Knee Replacement Knee is being replaced for the first time. 291

    Standards of Care
    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.

      Goal MUMC 2014 (Jan. - June) MUMC 2013 Total MUMC 2012 (Jan. - Oct.)
    Quality Measure (click on each term to learn more)
    Antibiotic Within One Hour of Cut Time 100% 98.5% 98% 97.2%
    Appropriate Antibiotic Selection 100% 100% 100% 100%
    Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 to 48 Hours 100% 100% 95.7% 95.3%

    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.

      Goal MUMC 2014 (Jan. - June) MUMC 2013 Total MUMC 2012 Total
    Complication (click on each term to learn more)
    Blood Clots in the Hospital Not available 0.59% 0% 0.3%
    Readmitted to the Hospital within 30 Days 2.71% 3.62% 5.09% 3%
    Hip Revision 0.42% 1.5% 0.78% 1.7%
    Knee Revision 0.35% 1.45% 2.44% 1%
    Infections 0.75% 0.59% 0.75% Not available

    Patient Satisfaction
    The scores below are based on responses from a sample of people admitted to Memorial University Medical Center for spine 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 % That Gave Top Box Score (Jan.-June 2014)
    Friendliness/courtesy of nurses 68.4
    Attention to special/personal needs 53.2
    Skill of nurses 57.1
    Friendliness/courtesy of the physician 60.8
    Skill of the physician 82.2
    Staff worked together to care for you 62.3
    Likelihood of recommending hospital 66.2
    Overall rating of care given 62.7