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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.

The source of data for NMH is Vizient. The source of benchmark data is the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

In this case, a lower number is better.