Surgical Complications

This section shows serious complications that patients with "Original Medicare" experienced during a hospital stay or after having certain inpatient surgical procedures.  These complications can often be prevented if hospitals follow procedures based on best practices and scientific evidence.

Data shown below for RMH is from the most recent update of CMS Hospital Compare / Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.

 Measure

RMH
Performance 

National Rate 

Notes: 

Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients.

Number of cases too small.

3.1% 

 

Serious complications (From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

No different than the National Rate. 

0.81 

 

Deaths among patients with serious treatable complications after surgery (From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

Number of cases too small.

117.75 per 1000 patient discharges.