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VTE risk assessment statistics April to June 2011

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

The fourth quarterly statistics on venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment in England have been released.

The fourth quarterly statistics on venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment in England have been released.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • of the 3.1m adult patients admitted to NHS funded acute care, 84% of these received a VTE risk assessment on admission, an increase compared with Q4 2010-11 (81%)
  • the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment was higher for NHS acute providers (84.1%) than for independent sector providers (80.2%)
  • the proportion of providers who reported that at least half of all adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 92% to 95%
  • in June 2011, 131 providers reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE, compared with 18 in July 2010.