Surgical Quality Improvement

Total Knee Arthroplasty Outcomes

Total Knee Arthroplasty ACS NSQIP Outcomes

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) objectively measures and reports risk-adjusted surgical outcomes based on a defined sampling and abstraction methodology. These outcomes data reflect Cleveland Clinic’s overall total knee arthroplasty ACS NSQIP performance benchmarked against 481 participating sites.

Total Knee Arthroplasty (481 sites)NObservedExpected
30 Day Morbidity3383.25%3.69%
Cardiac 3380.00%0.28%
Pneumonia3380.30%0.30%
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) / Pulmonary Embolus3381.18%0.81%
Renal Failure3370.30%0.14%
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)3380.00%0.56%
Surgical Site Infection (SSI)3372.08%1.63%
Sepsis3360.89%0.27%
C.diff Colitis3380.00%0.10%
Readmission 3385.03%3.53%

American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, 2021.
ACS NSQIP® Semiannual Report July 8, 2021, Chicago: American College of Surgeons.