PHIN has published the latest infections and health outcomes for private hip and knees procedures in the UK. Following the initial publication in December, PHIN have refreshed the searchable measures to reflect the most recent complete data. The latest infections data show:
- The total number of hospital sites reporting their infections fell by 12, with 270 hospitals reporting publishable infections.
- There were 306 reported healthcare associated infection (HCAIs) in the year across 1.4 million bed days. This shows a slight change in the overall HCAI infection rate (21.1 to 21.4 infections per 100,000 bed days) in the new data period.
- There were 52 reported surgical site infections (SSI) across 29,679 patients undergoing hip and knee replacement procedures (7 fewer infections reported than in the previous period). The overall percentage risk is unchanged at 0.2%.
According to the latest outcomes data for private hip operations the percentage of patients reporting positive health improvement following hip replacement surgery (undertaken as a primary procedure) shows a change from 98.8% to 98.4%, and for hip revision surgery from 87.9% to 89.9%. For knee replacement surgery (undertaken as a primary procedure) the percentage of patients reporting positive health improvement changed slightly from 95.3% to 95.2%, with knee revision surgery up from 84.9% to 91.2%.