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Orthopaedic Care

BIDMC provides joint evaluation orthopaedic care for more than 800 patients each year. Our services include joint replacement as well as repair. When choosing a hospital, patients in need of orthopaedic care should consider the hospital's experience with the surgery, patient outcomes, patients' experiences with care, and the efficiency of care.

For more information about each measure and its comparison, click on the measure below.

Orthopaedic Care 

Patient Experience BIDMC
Q2 FY17
National Database(1)
Overall Quality Score of "9" or "10" (All Ortho)
A higher percentage is better.
65% 73%
Ease of Scheduling Your Appointment
% Very Good (Ortho Clinic)
A higher percentage is better.
88% 75%
Likelihood to Recommend Ortho Clinic
"Yes Definitely"

A higher percentage is better.
89% 93%
Unplanned Readmissions BIDMC FY2016 Internal Target(2)
% of Knee Replacement Surgery Patients with Unplanned Readmission to BIDMC within 30 days of Discharge (surgery related)
A lower percentage is better.
3.4% 3.0%
% of Hip Replacement Surgery Patients with Unplanned Readmission to BIDMC within 30 days of Discharge (surgery related)
A lower percentage is better.
1.3% 2.0%

1 Source of comparison data: Press Ganey National Database Participants.  
2 Source of comparison for these measures is an Internal Target.

Last updated:  June 2017 

Contact Information

Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-1325