The third quarterly statistics on Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment in England, produced by the Department of Health were released on 3 June 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
VTE Risk Assessment data collection - 2010-11 QUARTER 4
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 3.0m adult patients admitted to NHS funded acute care between January to March 2011, as reported in this data collection, 81% of these received a VTE risk assessment on admission, an increase compared to Q3 2010-11 (68%). The proportion increased each month from 78% in January to 83% in March 2011.
- In Q4 2010-11, the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment is the same for NHS acute providers as it is for Independent Sector providers (80.8%). The compliance rate for NHS acute providers is much higher than for other types of providers, so this may have an influence on the performance figures.
- In Q4 2010-11 the proportion of admissions receiving a VTE risk assessment was 61.4% in PCTs providing NHS funded acute care, compared to 50.0% in Quarter 3.
- Between January and March, the proportion of providers who reported that at least half of all adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE increased from 88% to 91%.
- In March 2011, 115 providers reported that at least 90% of adult admissions were risk assessed for VTE, compared to 18 in July 2010.