Press release

VTE Risk Assessment data collection – 2011-12 Quarter 3

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England, produced by the Department of Health have been published

The sixth set of quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England, produced by the Department of Health were released on 2 December according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

The key points from the latest release are:
The key results for data collected on the number and proportion of VTE Risk Assessments carried out on adult admissions to NHS funded acute care are as follows:

• Of the 3.3m adult patients admitted to NHS funded acute care between October and December 2011, as reported in this data collection, 91% of these received a VTE risk assessment on admission, an increase compared to Q2 2011-12 (88%).

• In December 2011, 221 providers (out of 271 providers who submitted data), reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE, compared to 209 in September 2011, and 18 in July 2010.