November 06, 2015
The Healthgrades Study of Patient Outcomes in Nearly 4,500 Hospitals Finds Texas Orthopedic Hospital Among the Best Nationally
Texas Orthopedic Hospital released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement. Healthgrades, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care, evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions and identified the [50/100] best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures within this service line.
The achievement is part of findings released today online and in the Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals both nationally and regionally. This variation in care may have a significant impact on health outcomes. For example, from 2012 through 2014, if all hospitals as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving 5 stars as a group, on average 222,392 lives could potentially have been saved and 166,086 complications could potentially have been avoided.* A 5-star rating indicates that Texas Orthopedic Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated.
From 2012-2014, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award, on average, have a 57.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals which did not receive the award.*
Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award are, on average, 1.59 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals which did receive the award.*
“Texas Orthopedic Hospital, together with the physicians of Fondren Orthopedic Group, has always put patient safety and patient satisfaction as a #1 priority. Being recognized for outstanding quality of care by a national organization such as Healthgrades is an honor and we are thrilled to be showcased as one of the best healthcare organizations in the country,” states Trent Lind, Texas Orthopedic Hospital CEO.
In addition to being one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Surgery for 2016, Texas Orthopedic Hospital is also a Recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, a Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016), Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2016 and Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2016.
“The Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation reveals striking disparities in quality at the local level, and underscores why it is vital for consumers to understand outcomes performance at alternative hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer for Healthgrades. “Hospitals with superior outcomes for certain aspects of care may not perform as well in other areas. Moreover, a major metropolitan area may have many hospitals, but only a few may provide better-than-expected outcomes for the specific care a patient needs. Those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality care.”
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, and assessed hospital performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5 star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3 star (not statistically different from expected), and 1 star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2016 Report to the Nation with detailed cohort-specific outcomes data, hospital-specific quality achievements, and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.
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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.