Clinical Performance Data

Clinical Orthopaedic Performance Data

St. Luke's is committed to consistently performing higher than national standards.

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Process of Care Measures

CMS/Medicare

Medicare Hospital Compare

April 2010 - March 2011

St. Luke's
Average
U. S.
Average

Antibiotic given at the right time
(within 1 hour before surgery)

99% 97%

Right kind of antibiotic given
to prevent infection

99% 98%

Antibiotic stopped at the right
time (within 24 hours after surgery)

98% 96%

Treatments ordered to prevent
blood clots

98% 95%

Treatment received at the right
time to help prevent blood clots

98% 94%

Patients on beta blockers kept on beta blockers before and after surgery

97% 95%

Patients whose urinary catheters removed on first or second day after surgery

99% 92%

The Joint Commission

April 2010 - March 2011

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

St. Luke's Nationwide

Received antibiotic within 1 hour
before surgical cut

99% 98%

Received appropriate antibiotic

100% 100%

Antibiotic stopped within 24 hours
of surgery

99% 96%

Treatments recommended to prevent blood clots

98% 96%

Received appropriate treatment to prevent blood clots

96% 94%

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

St. Luke's Nationwide

Received antibiotic within 1 hour
before surgical cut

100% 98%

Received appropriate antibiotic

100% 100%

Antibiotic stopped within 24 hours
of surgery

99% 97%

Treatments recommended to prevent blood clots

98% 96%

Received appropriate treatment to prevent blood clots

96% 94%

 

Have Questions?

Call St. Luke's
Orthopaedic Specialists

Allentown,
Bethlehem,
Easton,
Wind Gap:
484-526-1735

Tamaqua:
570-645-1835

Phillipsburg:
908-859-8884

Quakertown:
267-424-8850

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LEARN MORE

Watch the following
Talk With Your Doctor
television programs:

Current Concepts in Hip Surgery 
(Drs. De Long, Gibson)

Sports Medicine 
(Dr. Carolan, John Graham)

Knee Injuries
(Drs. Avallone, Carolan, Gibson)

Care of the Elite Athlete
(Dr. Heckman & The Parkettes)

Shoulder & Elbow Problems
(Drs. Carolan, Gibson, Heckman)