Surgical Quality Improvement

Elective Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and/or Total Knee Arthroplasty

CMS calculates elective primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and/or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes measures based on Medicare claims and enrollment information. The most recent risk-adjusted data available from CMS are shown.

Inpatient Complications

July 2016 – March 2019

ᵃSource: Medicare Compare

Cleveland Clinic’s complication rate is slightly lower than the national average and is judged as “no different than” the national average.

All-Cause 30-Day Readmissions

July 2016 – June 2019

ᵃSource: Medicare Compare

Cleveland Clinic's readmission rate is the same as the national average and is judged to be “no different than” the national average.

To further reduce avoidable readmissions, Cleveland Clinic is focused on optimizing transitions from hospital to home or post-acute facility. Specific initiatives have been implemented to ensure effective communication, education, and follow-up.