Group names Texas Spine and Joint one of America’s top 100 places for spine surgery

Published on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:39 - Written by Texas Spine & Joint Communications

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Texas Spine & Joint Hospital released today that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for spine surgery.

Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within spine surgery.

The achievement is part of findings in the Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best

Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 47.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

From 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals, which did not receive the America’s 100 Best for Spine Surgery Award, on average, are 1.92 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly

4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states.