Hip fracture following surgery

Hip fracture is a broken or damaged hip. They are common among elderly people, and they are a common cause of functional decline and ill health, which can increase risk of death. When they occur after a surgery during a patient’s hospital stay, they may be considered postoperative hip fractures.

Complications of hip fracture can lead to a relatively high mortality rate, and evidence suggests that some of these complications are preventable. While some patients have higher risks than others, some of these complications may be preventable. A lower rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

This measure tracks the number of adult surgery patients who suffered a hip fracture in the hospital out of every 1000 adults who had a wide variety of common surgical procedures.

In this case, a lower number is better.  

Most Recent Available Data (Rate per 1000)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0
National Average 0
Performance Trend (Rate per 1000)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Average 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov
Post-operative hip fracture