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.
Published 2 September 2011