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Total Joint Replacement Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Newport Hospital
Total Joint Replacement at Newport Hospital shows significantly better outcomes than the national average across several metrics, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems, Joint Commission Hip and Knee Performance Improvement Measurement Guide, and Medicare Claims Data.
In addition, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Newport Hospital a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacement. Based on objective clinical measures, this distinction recognizes the hospital’s expertise in delivering quality care and improved patient safety, resulting in better outcomes for patients.
Average Length of Stay
Our goal, whenever possible, is for patients to be discharged the same day as their surgery. Our average length of stay for total hip and knee replacements (1.1 days) is lower than the national average of 2.7 days. (Source: Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems)
Discharge to Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing Facility
On average, only 11 percent of our patients are discharged to a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility – a significant improvement compared to the national average of 51 percent. The majority of our patients are able to safely recover in the comfort of their own homes. (Source: Medicare Claims Data 2012)
More than 90 percent of our patients are able to have regional anesthesia (spinal, epidural, or adductor canal block) during total hip or knee replacement surgery, rather than general anesthesia. The national average is about half of that. (Source: Joint Commission Hip and Knee Performance Improvement Measurement Guide)
Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism
As of April 2021, none of our patients have experienced VTE (either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) during their hospital stay or within 30 days after surgery, compared to 4.27 percent nationally. (Source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline for Preventing Venous Thromboembolic Disease)
Surgical Site Infection
Surgical site infections are extremely rare for our patients. Less than one percent of our patients have experienced these infections, compared to the national average of 2 percent. (Source: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2019)
*Data as of April 2021.