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.
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 (1.4 days) is lower than the national average of 2.7 days. (Source: American Joint Replacement Registry 2022 Annual Report.)
Discharge to Rehabilitation/Skilled Nursing Facility
On average, about 15 percent of our patients are discharged to a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility, which is slightly above the national average. The majority of our patients are able to safely recover in the comfort of their own homes. (Source: American Joint Replacement Registry 2022 Annual Report)
Most 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. This is a significant improvement over the national average, which is 59.9 percent for hips and 72.8 percent for knees. (Source: American Joint Replacement Registry 2022 Annual Report)
Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism
As of August 2023, very few of our patients (0.5 percent) have experienced VTE (either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) during their hospital stay or within 30 days after surgery, compared to 2.7 percent nationally.
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)
*Data as of August 2023.
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