Orthopaedic Care Quality Measures
The Orthopaedics team at Cedars-Sinai strives to deliver the highest quality of care to all patients. As part of this commitment, we are dedicated to providing transparency for our patient outcome rates across a number of procedures.
The information below provides an in-depth look at the data for key procedures performed by Cedars-Sinai. These reports aim to reduce ambiguity in procedure outcome data, so that patients and their loved ones can make decisions with the utmost confidence regarding their medical care.
Studies suggest that for many surgical procedures, hospitals performing a higher volume of procedures:
- Have lower short-term and long-term mortality and morbidity
- Indicate greater experience, which influences outcomes in multiple ways
- May institute specific care processes that improve outcomes
- Have infrastructure dedicated to particular clinical specialties, including related technology and intensive care personnel
Commitment to quality standards throughout the institution is also an important factor for better outcomes.1,2 In addition, outcomes for high-risk procedures have been shown to be better when performed by highly trained surgeons than by general surgeons.3
The table below reflects data on surgical volumes by area of the body. Additional information is provided below for hip and knee replacements, as these are the most commonly performed inpatient procedures.
1Bach PB, Ann Intern Med 2009; 150:729-30
2Greene FL, Ann Surg Oncol 2007; 15:14-15
3Kozower BD et al, Ann Thorac Surg 2008; 86:1405-08