Hip replacement mortality

Hip replacement is a common procedure performed with the goal of improving function and relieving pain in patients with chronic osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative diseases or conditions involving the hip joint.

Complications of hip replacement 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 avoidable. A lower death rate may indicate that a hospital provides a higher level of patient care.

About this measure

Mortality rate is the statistical measure of the number of people who die. Hip replacement mortality rate tracks the percentage of patients who had either a partial or a full hip replacement, who died.

In this case, a lower number is better.  

Most Recent Available Data (Rate per 100)
  2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0
National Average 0.1
Performance Trend (Rate per 100)
  2011 Q4 2012 Q1 2012 Q2 2012 Q3 2012 Q4 2013 Q1 2013 Q2 2013 Q3
Northwestern Memorial 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
National Average 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.06 0.1
Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, www.ahrq.gov