Good morning!
I hope someone on the great list can help me.
I have a customer who is looking for the following total joint replacement data by hospital, by state, and by region of the country:

*         Infection rates

*         Readmission rates

*         Revision rates

*         Time from surgery to return-to-work

*         Compliance with SCIP measures

*         Patient satisfaction

I've looked at MEDLINE and Hospital Compare, but the information is either not reported by specialty, or the numbers are old.  I will keep looking, but can anyone point me to some resources that would provide this information?  Perhaps some of this information is not reported.


Paula Whannell, BSN, MA
Health Sciences Librarian
Health Sciences Library
Iowa Health--Des Moines
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Des Moines, IA  50309

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