The fifth 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.
VTE Risk Assessment data collection - 2011-12 QUARTER 2
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 July and September 2011, as reported in this data collection, 88% of these received a VTE risk assessment on admission, an increase compared to Q1 2011-12 (84%).
In Q2 2011-12, the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment was higher for Independent Sector providers (96.1%) than for NHS acute providers (88.2%), although NHS acute providers carried out around 98% of all VTE risk assessments.
Between July and September, the proportion of providers who reported that at least half of all adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 95% to 98%.
In September 2011, 209 providers (out of 256 providers who submitted data), reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE, compared to 131 in June 2011, and 18 in July 2010.