Variation in hospital-level risk-standardized complication rates following elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.

@article{Bozic2014VariationIH,
  title={Variation in hospital-level risk-standardized complication rates following elective primary total hip and knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Kevin John Bozic and Laura M. Grosso and Z. P. Lin and Craig S. Parzynski and Lisa Gale Suter and Harlan M. Krumholz and Jay R. Lieberman and Daniel J. Berry and Robert Bucholz and L. F. Han and Michael T. Rapp and Susannah May Bernheim and Elizabeth E. Drye},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 8},
  pages={640-7}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the variation in complication rates among U.S. hospitals that perform elective total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures. The purpose of this study was to use National Quality Forum (NQF)-endorsed hospital-level risk-standardized complication rates to describe variations in, and disparities related to, hospital quality for elective primary THA and TKA procedures performed in U.S. hospitals. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional… CONTINUE READING