California Hospitals Have 5% Elderly Mortality Rate for Hip Surgeries
Between 2012 and 2013, nearly 5.4% of elderly patients who underwent surgery for hip fractures at California hospitals died within 30 days of admission, according to data released by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Payers & Providers reports.
The data were based on information from 302 hospitals, 247 of which had patient volumes large enough to be ranked for quality.
Details of Data
According to the data, 38,183 patients over age 65 underwent hip surgery between 2012 and 2013. Of those, 2,057 died.
The data also showed that about 52% of patients who died did so fewer than 30 days after they were admitted.
According to OSHPD, mortality rates varied widely by facility.
For example, the data showed that no patients among the 83 treated at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles died, while 11 out of 94 -- or 13.3% -- patients at Marian Regional Medical Center in Arroyo Grande died.
In total, five hospitals had mortality rates that were worse than average, Payers & Providers reports (Shinkman, Payers & Providers, 12/17).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.