At Memorial Spine, we proudly share our medical outcomes and patient feedback.
Any time you have surgery, there is a risk of complications. We follow proven standards of care and go to great lengths to reduce the risk of complications. The table below shows how often our patients have had complications after surgery. The first column lists a possible complication. The next column shows what percentage of spine surgery patients at Memorial University Medical Center experienced this complication. The last column shows the benchmark score so you can reference how we compare to similar hospitals around the country. A lower score is better.
*Benchmark is from Premier healthcare alliance database**Benchmark is based on current data in medical literature
Patient Satisfaction ScoresThe 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.
Top Box Scores2013 Total
Quality of Life Physical Component Summary (PCS)
We ask our patients to rate their quality of life (QoL) after spine surgery. To gather the data, we ask patients a series of 36 questions about their physical abilities, mobility, quality of life, and overall well-being. The data collected is called the “physical component summary” or PCS.
When PCS scores are collected:
In the tables below, “N” is the number of patients surveyed. We’re very proud that 81 percent of our patients show improvement from their baseline score three months after surgery. At six months, 90 percent show improvement, and 89 percent show improvement a year after surgery.