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.